Van Douglas Darling III


Mr. Van Douglas Darling III, 25 of Reynoldsburg, OH. Lovingly known to his family as “Mini”, to his friends as “Diezel”, and to his mother as “Dougie”. Van departed this life Sunday, April 10, 2016. Van was born December 21, 1990 in Columbus, OH; the son of Eula “Tiny” Conley and Van Darling, Jr.

In his younger years he started his love of sports with playing little league football. As a child he was always happy go lucky and very loving to his family and friends. Van attended Reynoldsburg City Schools throughout high school. In high school he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He was an avid basketball van with his favorite being the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite player Kobe Bryant.

Van is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Van Darling.

Left to cherish his memory mother, Eula “Tiny” Conley, of Columbus, OH; father, Van Darling II, of Youngstown, OH; son, Damari Anderson Darling; girlfriend, Shayla Anderson; stepchildren, Denasia, Dylan, and Daylan, all of Reynoldsburg, OH; sister, Donisha (Malachi) Conley, of Columbus, OH; brothers, Reginald Conley, of Columbus, OH , Jazzmen Blackmon, Dominique Darling, and Rocky Dailey, of Youngstown, OH; grandparents, Priscilla Conley, of Columbus, OH, Bishop R.F. (Minnie) Whitehead, of Palm Springs, CA, and Phyllis James, of Youngstown, OH; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Visitation 6pm and Funeral 7pm Monday, April 25, 2016 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. To: The Darling Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s Word the Bible. At John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.
    May the hope in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead. Please visit (Research Comfort).

  2. Bishop R. (Mickey) Whitehead

    Daughter and Family, Scripture says: “My light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while I do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)” We love you. Your Father Mickey & Wife, Minnie Whtehead

  3. “If a man die, shall he live again?” asked the man Job long ago. (Job 14:14, Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions?
    Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” And the Bible also says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:29.

  4. donisha Conley

    To my brother and family there are no words to express how I or any of truly feel, may God keep us and continue to gives peace, we will see van one day again!!!

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