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Paul A. Darling, Sr.

Paul A. Darling, Sr., 67, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, January 01, 2011.

Paul was a Master Welder and a welder’s union member. He retired from Waukesha Cherry- Burrell in Louisville, KY and from the Kroger Tamarack Farms Dairy in Newark. Paul also worked as a corrections officer at the former Ohio State Penitentiary. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and reading. Paul also loved good conversation with family and friends. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Buckeye Lake Fire Department. Paul was a huge Buckeye’s fan and loved his five Boston Terriers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 21 years, Connie Sue Darling; daughters, Tracy (Floyd) Pettet III and Nikki (David) Nance; sons, Joseph Jay Darling, Randy (Andrea) Darling, and Chris (Chrissy) Darling; grandchildren, Brittany, Laura, Erin, Ryan, Hunter, Megan, Shawn, Kiara, Jessica, Brad, Paul III, Kasy, Keaten, Korbin, Tiffany, Tonya, Nathan, and Ashley; numerous great-grandchildren; best friend for 65 years, Gilbert Metcalf; and close cousins, Paul Leroy Darling and Buddy McCoy.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Paul A. Darling, Jr. and Michael E. Darling; parents, John Paul and Lenora Darling; and brother, David Darling.

Services were January 4, 2011, at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster. Caring Cremation will follow the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Friends of Dodd Hall Fund c/ o Office of Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs, 1480 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221

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