William Lee Darling

William Lee Darling aka “Willie Brown” or “Pappy”, age 52, passed away unexpectedly on October 24th, 2019. He was born on November 9, 1966 to William H Darling and Minerva Darling in Columbus, Ohio.

Lee was a hardworking soul, who never wanted to let his friends and family down. He was an auto detailer and valued employee of Gorman’s Body Shop. His fun-loving spirit was always making people laugh and smile despite arthritis, and many debilitating health issues. Lee never had a lot monetarily, but would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. Family, especially his grand babies, meant the world to Lee. He was so proud to be called their “Pappy.” He will be greatly missed by many.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, William H Darling and Minerva Darling, and Uncle, David McGlone, “Uncle Butchie.” He is survived by his three children, Brandon “Bugzy” Adams (Caitlin Marohl), Tandym Adams, and Savannah Darling. Two siblings, sister, Patty Darling, brother, Mark Darling. Grandchildren, Brandon Adams, Brianna Adams, Christopher Christian, Kaitlyn Christian, Kayden Adams. Great grandchild, Bryleigh Bennett. Niece, Megan Ferrell, Nephews, Erik Ferrell and Jonathan Trusler, and many great nieces and nephews. Loved by many friends and family.

Visitation 7:00 PM and Funeral Service 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Scott and Mellissa Vallette

    You Will be dearly missed Lee was a very sweet person and a wonderful friend REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL

  2. Patty , Mark , Family and friends, I am so very sorry for your loss…there aren’t any words to make the situation and better, I am sending Prayers and Hugs to all

  3. Our heartfelt condolences out to the family, as you prepare to say goodbye to your love one. May this time of sorrow be but a passing moment. The death of someone we love bring great sorrow but is out lasted , by the great love of our memories. Thinking of you all.

  4. Lee, you were a daily part of my life. I miss you greatly. I miss you calling me Homie or Mamma. You were a good friend to me. Everyone misses you tremendously. Fly free among the Angels. I know you are watching over all your family and friends. Until we meet again. RIP.

  5. To my big brother Lee. I don’t how Im going to live without. I keep expecting you to walk across the yard and tell me your sorry for making you worry about you but i was just resting. Then i wake up and your really gone. I love you my big brother and best friend..

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