Darrin G. “Turtle” Marsh

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Darrin Turtle Glenn Marsh Jr.
Darrin, Born to Parents Deborah Fleming, Darrin Marsh and Terrence Carmichael on December 20, 1987,
unexpectedly lost his life due to senseless gun violence on April 30, 2023.
When Darrin was born his Auntie April picked him up and upon looking at him, she said he looked like a little baby
Turtle, thus gaining the nickname that he was so affectionately known by. He was a phenomenal basketball player
and Loved sports. And If some music came on, Turtle was definitely doing a two-step. Turtle was smart as a whip
too. They way that he could calculate numbers so quickly and in his head was remarkable. While in school he earned wonderful grades and many awards for his academic and sports achievements. To know Turtle was to love him. He NEVER met a stranger. From a young child, Turtle created family in almost everyone that he came across. His vibrant spirit and genuine heart shined through when he walked in a room. Turtle had a passion for people and if he rocked with you, you never had to question his loyalty. At 23 years old Turtle was sent to do time in White Deer, PA. During that time, he received his GED, became HVAC Certified and worked as a Unicore employee where he built and finished office furniture for the US Pentagon and the White House. He took pride in the brotherhood that he was a part of. He created bonds with good men who mentored him and loved him deeply. When he came home 10 years later, He made it a priority to make sure that those brothers stayed relevant in his life. He also took great pride in knowing that he did his time and didn’t switch up on anyone. He walked those years down with his head held high. He was Solid and everyone knew it. During his sentence he had to unfortunately endure the loss of his Aunt Donnia Sue Fleming. He loved her like a
mother and was crushed that he could not be with his family during that time. From that moment he was determined to get out and make her proud. Which he did.
Turtle was released on July 7, 2021. Not even a week later Turtle’s ambitious nature allowed him to acquire his driver’s license and land a good job. He worked for Heidelberg Distribution where he was a Forklift Loader. And later, worked at Evoke Wellness Rehab as a sobriety transporter, where he enjoyed mentoring recovering drug

Turtle loved his family beyond measure. He was so excited to reunite with his Children, Grandmother, Mother, Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles. He did everything in his power even until his death to spend as much time as he could with them. He traveled countless times to Mansfield just to check on his people. Turtle’s children never went without his presence even while he was away. He loved being a dad and provider. He wanted nothing but the best for his children. Turtle loved that all of his kids looked just like him and often joked about them inheriting no pinky toenail and sleeping with their eyes open just like him. He was especially proud that his eldest daughter Nhy’Keelie (Kee Kee) was in college and about to be a nurse and that he was about to see his second oldest Zaniah who he named Poo Poo graduate from high school this year. No matter if you knew him by Turtle, Darrin, Turl, Turk, Darrin Dollaz or Southside you knew that he was a good genuine man that loved everyone. He was real, thoughtful, thorough, sensitive (at times), funny, loving, and solid. Not to mention he was very outspoken and thought he knew it all and would argue you down even when he knew he was wrong. He called “Biddin” LOL. He will be extremely missed by all.

Turtle was preceded in death by his Beautiful Aunt Donnia Sue Fleming. Uncle Boyd Fleming Jr., Grand Father Boyd Fleming, Sr. and Grand Parents Willie and Joann Marsh.

Turtle leaves to cherish his memory His Grandmothers Emma Ruth Fleming and Paula Carmichael- Cline of Mansfield. Great Grandmother Suchee Carmichael. Parents Deborah Ann Fleming and Darrin Marsh of Mansfield and Terrence Carmichael of Columbus. Children Nhy’Keelie Marsh of Mansfield. Zaniah Beauford, Ziyon Beauford, Zaiya Marsh all of Columbus. Darriyona Marsh, Malachi Marsh and Jenesis Fisher all of Mansfield. Sisters Briana Wentz of Mansfield. Curterra and Lourdis Carmichael of Columbus. Mariah Stewart Of Florida. Brother Terrence
Carmichael Jr. of Columbus. Aunts Edna Howard, April Jones, and Lawanda Marsh all of Mansfield. Cynthia MarshGamble of Indiana. Uncles Willie James Fleming, Mitchell Fleming, Thurman V. Jones, Carl Fleming, and Dan Jackson III all of Mansfield. Special Sister Cousins Takara and Telecia Morris of Mansfield. Special Cousin Brothers Trey Howard of North Carolina and Jodeci Crutcher of Elyria. Special Brothers Kenny McDaniel, Mike White, Carl Shannon, Darius Marshall and Xvaion Jones. And a host of Nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and friends that
became family.

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Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Richland County Fairgrounds Youth Hall 750 N Home Rd Mansfield Ohio 44903 Interment at Mansfield Cemetery Association. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Marsh Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie S Jefferson

    Praying for my Cousins as we prepare for a final goodbye. Rest in peace cuz

  2. Arlene Moore

    Even though I haven’t seen my little cousin turtle in years just wanted to extend my condolences to my family I am so sorry for your loss


    Mrs. Kathleen Davis
    I am so sorry for the loss of this young man.
    I was his tenth grade English teacher at Mansfield Senior High School. With having taught for nearly 25 years there are a lot more students to remember, then there were me.
    The fact that I don’t have a vivid memory of Darrin speaks volumes about him as a student.
    Teachers remember the troublesome student more quickly than the good ones. Darrin was a good student in my class. What I do remember is that he did well in class and he genuinely seemed to enjoy the learning, he did his work and would come to my desk if he had questions.
    Family, may your faith see you through this terrible loss.

  4. Went to school with Turtle. Always knew how to make anyone laugh. Bro was a solid dude and it just don’t seem right tbh. Turtle man I pray for your family, your kids, They got a great angel looking over them now. Fly high my guy LLT.

  5. Angela Mosier

    My deepest condolences on the loss of Turtle, will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  7. Londa Jennings

    Rest well my friend imma miss you so much, I know you got your wings rest well keep an eye on me and your kids and family the SOUTHSIDE gone miss you so much!

  8. Darrius marshall

    Rest in peace. I love you bro never forgotten. continue watching over your family and I love ones I love you my brother

  9. Taurell (Tupac) Favors

    Cousin! None of this is sitting well with me bro… I didn’t even know you was out of Prison or we would of been linked up, I’m definitely gonna Ride for you Cousin, fly high fam but please watch over us all and I’ll definitely see you again when I get there family! I Love You Cousin Forever!!! Rest eazy

  10. Evangelist Dr Ella Bond-Mullens

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  11. Caneisha Gordon

    The impact that you made on us is outstanding… I am so very proud of the many changes you made within yourself! I’m so sorry this happened to you my friend… your legacy shall live on. SOUTHSIDE FOREVER.

  12. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  13. Sending my deepest condolences to Deb and the family, Turtle was more than a friend , he was family, he called me Auntie and I called him nephew. He will be truly missed. I love y’all and continue prayers

  14. love you G! fly high & hug my babies it’s all love turtle we go back like 4 flats bro this sucks! we lost a great 1

  15. Kim Y. Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family!

  16. Krissy Haney

    My thoughts and prayers are with all who are connected to you. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen you. I hold dear all the great memories we shared as kids/teens growing up on the southside. I loved hearing you and my brother argue over basketball and go for hours at Hedges trying to see who was better. I pray that your family, kids, and especially your mom, find comfort in your absence.

  17. Stephanie Mallory

    Rest Well Turtle I Won’t Forget Our Recent Talk I Won’t Give Up On My Dreams, You Will Hear My Poem Friend, You Will Be Missed, Mikey Said He Won’t Forget You Either! May Your Soul Rest Well

  18. Rest Up Lil Cuz! That obituary was spot on! You will surely be missed by All ❤️

  19. Turtle was like a son to me, as a teenager he used to visit my kids they would sit at the dinning room table & I would talk to them about life choices. He had a beautiful smile, I’ll always remember you. Rest easy ❤️

  20. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends..so sorry for your loss..RIP

  21. My Sincere Sympathy & Prayers

  22. Your memory will continue to live on through everyone you touched.. You left a mark on everybody you came in contact with… It will not be the same without you… Southside legend!!! You have the whole city hurting… Gone but never forgotten..

  23. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy to Paula and the family ofDarrin Marsh.

  24. RIP Turtle may the Lord rest your soul and bring comfort and His understanding to your family in Jesus mighty name Amen! Gone but never ever will I forget you my friend…

  25. Sorry for your loss; sending love and prayers for your family

  26. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family. Praying for you
    Sylvia Boyd & Family

  27. Kanlaya Pearson

    I love you Turtle and I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to see you while you were here. I know mommy and aunt Donna have you in their arms right now and I’ve gained another Angel ! Love your little cousin Punkin ❤️

  28. DJj Lady. C - Fayette Fortson Battle

    Praying for all sending my condolences to the family. M. K. Beauford love you.

  29. My condolences and prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.

  30. We love you Turtle! Rest in heavenly peace! Prayers for everyone affected.

  31. Turtle was a sweet soul. Always smiling and stayed fresh. My condolences to Ms Deb and the family. #rip

  32. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Our sincere condolences to Darrin’ entire family, we are praying for God to comfort and strengthen you.

  33. I remember I would try and run around with you, You tell me I was to young but you still SOUTHSIDE tho, RIP

  34. Turk I can’t believe I’m saying this but rest peacefully fam.i respected everything you did as a man.im grateful I got the chance to work with you and grow a bond.your highly loved and missed.

  35. Jessica Alexander

    Praying for the family during these times. He will truly be missed. Always & forever SouthSide.

  36. Man Turk I wish I would’ve knew that was gone be my last time talking to you when you called me on FaceTime the day before you passed I would’ve kept you on the phone all day I never expected to get that call bro you was a good dude Imma miss you bro LOVE

  37. Praying for you Deb and the entire family. May God comfort and keep you in his loving arms ❤️

  38. Alicia Hunter

    We went to school together I just talked to u not to long ago we didn’t get a chance to meet up but I’ll see u later rest n love we miss u down here

  39. My condolences to the family.
    Deb and Darrin Sr. You are in my prayers.

  40. Rosaland, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    We send our sincere condolences and sympathy to the entire family

  41. My deepest condolences to the Flemming family, praying for you Debra may God give you strength in this difficult time and in the days to come

  42. Christine Canada English

    So sorry for your loss…sleep in heavenly peace solider you are in the army of the Lord now…take your rest

  43. Sending Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends.

  44. Danielle k Parks

    Dang little cuz it wasn’t even 24 after seeing the prom pics with Zaniah that you was gone this mess is crazy can’t describe the pain I feel for all this senseless foolishness. I can still hear Deb saying “I’m Turtle’s mom you know Turtle that’s my son I’m his mom.” She was so proud of him and to be his mom. I’m praying for my family Love y’all may God’s angels comfort us all and help get us through this.

  45. Venetia McDaniel

    Sending Condolences and Prayers to Darrin’s family and friends. Turtle was a special person to me who I loved so much. You will be missed

  46. Bruce Hammock

    Man Cuz I never thought this would be reality! We been rocking since day one and you never switched up! I can still hear you saying love you Cuz every time we talked! You was one of the realest fly high Cuz! Love you Cuz you will definitely be missed!!!

  47. Sylvia Boyd & Family

    Sending our Condolences and Prayers to the Family.

  48. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences and prayers to the family of Darrin G “Turtle” Marsh.

  49. Turtle was always solid . To his foods just know that your father was a great guy never had to question his loyalty or where he stood . He will be with y’all forever . Prayers to all the family RIH Southside

  50. My deepest condolences to everyone affected by the loss of your presence. I remember you when you were a kid and I too lived a short time on the Southside, your mom Debra and I met in high school and became very close because she too is a sweetheart. I did get the chance to speak to her and let her know that I would unfortunately miss your funeral but after watching your funeral online everyone said nothing but kinds about you I only wish I didn’t get to know the adult version of you but RIP TURTLE

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