Darla Busby Hight

June 9, 1950-March 20, 2023


Darla Busby Hight parted this world, on March 20, 2023, at her residence in Lebanon.

She was born June 9, 1950.

Darla was a teacher by love, an educator, retiring from the Rutherford County, Tennessee, school system. 

Darla was born in Elberton, Georgia, to Robert and Carolyn Busby, second to the oldest of four daughters. Once the family moved to Sparta, she attended and graduated from White County High School, Class of 1968.  She began college at Brenau College (Gainesville, Georgia) then completed her bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee Tech and master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.  She started her teaching career at Findlay Elementary, in Sparta, and finished at Kittrell Elementary, in Rutherford County. After retirement, she resided in Lebanon where she enjoyed time with family and relaxing.  She was active in the senior community and made wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Busby; sister, LouAnn Busby Kendall; and brothers-in-law, Darryl Tubb and Randy McClean.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Hulme Busby, of Sparta; daughter, Busby (Matt) Kendle; son, Rob (Amy) Cantrell; sister, Linda Busby McClean, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Babette Busby Tubb, of Sparta; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 2-4 p.m., March 26, 2023, at Hunter Funeral Home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.