Darryl Dunning Sr.

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Darryl Angelo Dunning Sr., age 57. Sunrise June 18, 1959 and Sunset April 27, 2017.

Darryl was a graduate of Northland High School and attended The Ohio State University. If you knew Darryl, you knew he didn’t sit idle; He was a Probation Officer with Franklin County Corrections, Basketball Coach at Eastmoor Academy, Basketball and Football Coach at Northland High School, owner operator of Dunn-In-Good-Tymes Food Truck and he enjoyed attending New Birth Christian Ministries.

Darryl was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia I. “Kandi” Dunning and 2nd wife Stephanie R. Minor Dunning.

Left to cherish his memory, wife; Yetta M. Dunning; daughters, Kandis N.C. Dunning, and Cylon L. Tremble; sons, Darryl A. Dunning II and Dominique A. Dunning; sisters Tanya V. Dunning and Desiree Shannon, 4 grandchildren and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation 6:00 P.M. and Funeral 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 5, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 5456 E. Livingston Avenue (one block east of Noe-Bixby turn north on Lonsdale Road).

Procession will depart the East Chapel at 10:30 A.M. Saturday for 11:00 A.M. Interment at Union Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sending condolences and prayers to the family and friends of the Dunning family. Darryl was always a special part of our family and will be cherished in our hearts forever. My fondest childhood memories are of Darryl and my uncles. They were brothers in every sense of the word. Much love and prayers during time. May God comfort you.


    Gaines Family

  2. Lisa Marbais

    Yetta, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Maria Rugarber

    Yetta and family…I did not know Darryl but he sounded like a fabulous person and I am so very sorry for the loss of your family member. I know how hard it is to lose someone that you are very close to and I will say prayers for you and your family to stay strong and unified with each other and provide strength to each other to get through this very trying time. I am truly sorry for your loss. God’s Blessing to you all. I hope that you will have fond memories of Darryl as you get through the grief of your loss.

  4. Our prayers are with the family.

  5. So very sorry!

  6. Beverley Anderson Hawkins

    Yetta, I am so sorry for your loss. I saw postings about Darryl’s passing but did not put two and two together. Please accept my sincere condolences and I will keep you and your family in my prayers!
    Beverley (Anderson) Hawkins

  7. Benita Bowie & Family, Columbus, Ohio

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  8. To the Dunning Family,

    I send my deepest sympathy. Coach Dunning was a good man; and certainly had a positive impact in my life during my high school years at Northland as he did with many others. May God comfort you all in your loss.

    R.J. Twitty and Family

  9. Nakia Johnson & Family (Vez, Baji , Dk, X , Kima)

    I will always remember the 10 piece suits Darryl wore. He always was in the top 5 dressed if not the best when he stepped in the room. The trash he talked to make you laugh and smile. I will never forget how he looked out for my Son when he was @ Eastmoor coaching. Making sure he stayed strong and was utilized through him. Darryl was family to us. What I admired about him was his sense of humor, character, and that he always stood up for what was right and spoke his mind. You will be missed dearly Cuz. RIP Coach!!! We Love you. Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family xoxoxoxoxox

  10. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Darryl. I worked with him st the Juvenile detention center and we remained friends. He was a caring person and was good with the children. May God bless u and continue to give u strength thru this trying time.

  11. James and Marsha Packer

    We like to give our condolences as you transition during this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers are with you. DD will be missed. Rip

  12. Michelle Fayson Miller

    To Yetta and Dunning Family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Darryl. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Keep all your memories close to your heart and let God guide you through the difficult days and nights.

  13. Marcia K White

    My most sincere condolences. Darryl and i worked with Mr. Monty Crockett at HighLufe Community School in the 90’s. He is a great man, and a champion for childtrn.
    I Gods love and peace.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers of peace & comfort are with you.

  15. Sandra Marshall

    Yetta, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God comfort you.

  16. Deborah Lunceford/Keith

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  17. Nathaniel westbrook

    Rip bro Darryl nwestbrook77@gmail.com

  18. Bobbie Lynn Watson

    Rest In Peace my friend, you will be truly missed.

  19. Eerika and Michael, Columbus Ohio

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Yetta. Knowing Dunning was to love him and to love you too. Such a kind and fun spirit. Praying for comfort, peace and understanding for you and your family. My deepest sympathy.

  20. Pastor Donald & Deborah Miller

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal , we give our sincere condolences to the Dunning family, as we pray for God to comfort you now and in the future

  21. Donald Miller

    Pastor Donald & Deborah MIller
    Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal , we give our sincere condolences to the Dunning family, as we pray for God to comfort you now and in the future

  22. Gaile Meade-Peck

    Yetta I’m so sorry for your loss but know Darryl is at peace now with our heavenly father may the grace of God comfort you and you family. Met Darryl many years ago in Windsor terrace such a wonderful person may be rest in peace

  23. W. Isaac Thomas

    You will be. Missed. My. Friend

  24. Dewayne Cupe

    My heart goes out to entire Dunning family at this time. Please know you’re loved. Rest well bro, you won the battle.
    Be encouraged

  25. Darryl Hines

    RIP, my friend. You remain a mentor and inspiration to everyone you touched. As a coach you guided young people not just on the court or on the field but through life. I’ll always remember Candi’s Dream Team and the wonderful experience those kids enjoyed playing ball and having fun while playing. You played to win but you also played to build their confidence, to let them know there is no shame in losing as long as you gave your all and to hold their heads high.

  26. Kevin & shirley martin

    To the family of Mr. Darryl Dunning Sr.
    Absent from the body is present with the Lord our God. Darryl was a fine gentleman, his legacy will live on through the family. Just keep your faith in God. He will wipe all the tears away, And give you peace & understanding.

  27. Sending our condolences and prayers. The Tucker family

  28. Roosevelt Osborne

    So sorry to learn of Darrell ‘s passing. A great co-worker and friend from the Probation Department. Great mentor for young people, you will be missed

  29. Bryant Granderson

    Offering the entire family strength and prayers during these tough times, my god bless and watch over and hold you all

  30. Tetra sorry for your loss. Darryl will be truly miss. We go a long way back to the WT days. Heaven has got another Angel. R.I.H. Darryl. Love ya

  31. Yetta sorry for your loss. Darryl will be truly miss. We go a long way back to the WT days. Heaven has got another Angel. R.I.H. Darryl. Love ya

  32. Dorothy longs

    Sending my condolences to the dunning family.my god keep and bless u all in ur time of need amen.the longs.

  33. Vickie Floyd(Hull)

    Old time friend, you will be missed. Prayers to your loved ones.

  34. Brenda Calhoun

    My Heart goes out to the entire dunning family especially my sister and friend Tanya..
    I love you baby girl this is Brenda Calhoun. May God comfort you and keep you… In my thoughts always

  35. David Winkfield

    Gone. But. Will. Never. Be. Forgotten. A good. Man. Great. Friend. To. All. My. Friend. Your. Friend. Blessing. To. Family David. Winkfield. Orlando. FL.

  36. Michelle Malone

    May you rest peacefully

  37. Tracy Conyers

    Sorry for your lost may God be with you in your time of need.

  38. Eastmoor Lady Warriors

    The Lady Warriors extend their love to the Dunning family. Coach fought hard and lived well.

  39. Prayer and Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Darryl Dunning… Rest Peacefully, Coach.
    Johnny Clark & Family

  40. Tony Calloway

    I knew him in passing, as that we were all from the North side. He was kind, cool, strong and possessed a defining character that produced respect. May the Dunning Family find peace and God’s comfort during this challenging time.

  41. Kimberly Wilson

    I am so sorry for your loss. Definitely a good guy. I will be praying for you and your family.

  42. Pat Fluellen

    Yetta, May the God of peace, love and comfort surround, hold and protect you and the family now and always…

  43. Daryl Elmore


    May ú reso n heven

  44. Rich and Trisha Anderson

    Sorry for your loss. Rich and I are praying for you.

  45. Mrs Rhonda Greggs

    Sending our condolences to the Dunning family may God wrap his arms around you all through the time of grieving.

  46. Althea Spinner

    Dunning family,
    My deepest sympathy during the loss of your loved one. Darryl was a very nice and caring person. I worked with him at the Court house and he was always the same kind person when our paths would cross.

    God bless you family.

  47. Marcella Conner

    So sorry for your lost Yetta, Darryl was a great Father and provider for his kids, It is hard to believe he is gone but never forgotten Peace be with you and the Family, God Bless You, R.I.H Darry Dunning Fly High!!!

  48. Curtis Craft

    May God, comfort you at this time! Mr Dunning was a great person and will be missed!

  49. Cynthia Clemmons Lee

    So sorry for your loss. I spoke with him a couple of years ago at The Anderson’s General store where I worked and he often came through. He will truly be missed.

  50. Marcus Flewellen - Northland C/O '97

    May God wrap his loving arms around your family, providing peace and comfort during this difficult time.


  51. Lawrence Bell

    My deapest prayers are for the family of Darryl Dunning. I pray your strength during these difficult times.

  52. Michael McBroom

    I am so hurt hearing of Mr. Dunning’s passing. I was one of his guy’s on probation as a teenager. Over the years Mr. Dunning has kept a watchful eye over me, even offering his condolences when hearing of my mothers passing. I hope that his family is comforted during this time of pain and I would like for them to know that Mr. Dunning’s influence has resided in the minds of myself and many of individuals over the yrs.

  53. Loretta Brown-Albert

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Darryl will truly be missed,he left big shoes to be filled. To the Dunning family there is no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal. May God be with you all during your time of grief. Praying for your added strength.

  54. Valerie Thomas

    God bless the family. He will be missed.
    Val Thomas Fccs Retiree – Former Court Liaison

  55. Ronald v Luckett

    Sorry for ur lost prayers are with you and ur family !!!!

  56. DeMoris Williams

    My condolences to his family ** I remember are pinky day RIH my friend

  57. My prayers go out to your family I’m in shock rest in Jesus Mr Dunning condolences from Mrs.Simone Pugh and the Pugh family fly high look low

  58. Mary Branham

    My condolences to the Yetta and the entire Dunning Family.
    May you rejoice in the memories you ave made together,They will see you thru the dark days and heavy heart nights.
    Rest now my old childhood friend, Job well done !

  59. Jeannie Ransom


  60. Gary McCants

    Greatly helped many at-risk and troubled youth navigate their futures thereby providing them needed hope!
    May God continue to richly bless you, his beloved family, as you continue to trust the God of all comfort thru his son Jesus Christ!

    Psalms 91

  61. Dennis Gullick

    Mr. Dunning was a very positive and a healthy role model for the community. I knew his boys Dominique and Daryl and they both embody Mr. Dunning’s charisma and grace. I have much respect for him and want to send my condolences to the family. Blessings from the Gullick Family… -Den

  62. The Dangerfield's

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Author Unknown

  63. Crystal Williams


    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  64. Tonya Howell

    Dunning family my deepest condolences
    RIH Darryl Safe Passage

  65. Gracie V. White

    Such a loss, we worked together for years. Franklin County Children Services and Juvenile Court. Such a very kind and committed gentleman. May God cover the family. Gracie V. White and family.

  66. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of Darryl to Yetta Tanya Darryl Dominic Kandace Desiree Cylon Charles Freddie Grandchildren and the entire Family Darryl was like a brother to me and was always giving me good positive advice l have so many good memories of him l will miss him very much always God Bless all the Dunning family

  67. Gregory and Brenda Walker

    Yetta, Our taughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love your Cousin

  68. Gregory and Brenda Walker

    Cousin Yetta, Our taughts and prayers are with you. Love The Walker’s

  69. Lord lift this family up in their time of sorrow. Tanya my prayers to you and the family with the lost of your brother, husband, uncle, grandfather…My prayers are with you.

  70. Debbie Naumoff

    So sorry for you and your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Debbie N

  71. Johanna Marshall and Raymond King

    My condolences to the family from the Marshall n King family. He was a good man.

  72. Jessica bell

    I I’m sorry for your loss prayers are with the family

  73. Douglas Gales

    May God lift up the Dunning family in this time sorrow.Darryl was like a brother to me,rest in peace my Brother.

  74. Vonda (Pixie) Dunn-Strickland

    The Dunn family would like to extend their sincere condolences to the Dunning family.

  75. Dytanion Forte Sr (Danny)

    My condolences to the entire family as well as friends. I am praying that Jehovah GOD wraps his comforting arms around us all. Everyone has been touched by Darryl love and friendship in some way. Stay strong until we can see him again. (Acts 24: 15) Remember GOD cannot lie.

  76. Kathleen Gaines Lewis

    Morning. Yetta, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Darryl was always kind to me whenever I saw you two together. Continuing to pray for strength.

    your friend, Kathleen

  77. Maya Elliott

    I am really sad to here he passed away rest on May u have fun in heaven with Jesus cousin love u

  78. Karen McDonald Marston


    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying God’s perfect peace for you and your family.

    Karen McDonald Marston

  79. Tommy L. Brown

    My condolences to you and your family! Praying for strength during this time!

  80. Kevin Fincher

    Very sorry to here about Darryl passing away
    It really took my by surprise he was a strong family man as well as a good person.I want to give my condolences to the family and let you know that Darryl is in a better place now. Sorry that I couldn’t make it but I am there with you in mind and spirit. Darryl will truly be missed by many.

  81. Richard and Donna Brown

    To the Dunning family wee wish to express our condolences to the family, we are so sorry for you loss
    we have known Darryl for quite a long time, we are praying that GOD will give you the strength you will need for this difficult time, remember that this earth has no sorrow that HEAVEN can not HEAL, john 14 1-3 says let not your harts be troubled yea believe in GOD believe also in me. for in my fathers house there are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. Richard and Donna Brown



  83. Yetta, condolences and sorry for your loss.


  84. Martha Smart-Cox

    To the Dunning Family

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Darryl’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    your long time friend, Martha Smart-Cox and family

  85. Yetta Dunning

    Thank you everyone for your prayers, gifts and kind words of condolence. We appreciated everything! God bless. We will all miss Dee, I will always love him. My love of my Life and friend

  86. Strother Bracy

    To the Family: Please except my condolences. I am so sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing. I got to know Darryl when he joined our team at JDC, and I found him to be a hard worker, and one who truly cared about our youth. RIH Darryl, you will be missed by many!


  88. Darryl Dunning II

    Thank You All …

    Each one of you had the chance to meet | know my father in some capacity and it makes me smile to know that he’s touched so many lives 🙂

    I know without a doubt my father’s life was better because of all of the people in it! Blessings!

    Thank You – Thank You – Thank You

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