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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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ELLAVILLE, GA --- Mr. Willie Leroy Darling, age 73, of Ellaville, GA died late Sunday afternoon, October 11, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Franciscan Woods in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in the chapel of Watson-Giddens Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Smith will officiate.
Mr. Darling was born in Kalamazoo, MI on May 5, 1942. He was a mechanic and worked for Wall’s Trucking as a truck driver. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Mr. Darling was stern, but loved his family and spending time with them. He never met a stranger. Mr. Darling was a member of Cheek Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Darling; one daughter, Ellie Butler and husband Todd of Brandon, FL; three sons, Jerry Stewart and wife Denise of Ellaville, Todd Stewart and companion Robin of Ellaville, Dwayne Stewart and wife April of Ellaville; two brothers, Clarence Darling and wife Nelda of Valdosta, GA, Charlie Darling and wife Karen of Jackson, TN. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Meagan Stewart, Miranda and Lee Pierce, Klarence Stewart, Alston Stewart, Dwayne Stewart, Jr., Noah Stewart, Gabby Haden, Emily and Ryan Piteo, Kelly McCray and four great grandchildren, Anna Noel, Tyler, Christopher, and Anna.