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David D. Darrow, age 77, of Dover, Delaware, formerly of Baxter, Tennessee and Pensacola, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He passed away peacefully at home with loved ones.
Mr. Darrow was born on February 18, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of the late Clement C. Darrow and Gladys Marie (Chaney) Darrow.
He worked for many years as a Materials Manager and Investment Recovery Specialist for Scott Paper.
David was a small aircraft pilot and enjoyed flying aircrafts over the Mid-West States. He enjoyed playing golf, skiing, and boating. In fact, he enjoyed boating so much that he was able to transition from a small vessel named “Donald Duck” to a 36-foot boat named “Discipleship.” David was also a musician. In college, he was in a trio, played the banjo, harmonized, and sang. He then took up playing the trombone in the Cumberland County Orchestra and played for the Diamond State Band in Delaware. The last instrument he played was the mandolin for Cookeville Folk Orchestra in Tennessee.
He was also an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed his rides on his Goldwing. On his Goldwing, David rode for thousands of miles across the Northwestern United States.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clement Darrow and Patrick Darrow.
David is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Sandy; his children, David D. Darrow, II and his wife Rachael of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and Deborah West and her husband Mark of Taylorsville, North Carolina; his step-children, Stacey Farling of Vineland, New Jersey, Melissa Allen and her husband Keith of Monroeville, Ohio, and Arianne Hegeman and her husband Stephen of Quinton Township, New Jersey; his grandchildren, Jordan, Grant, Joshua, Audrey, Layna, Lewis, Aaron, Stephen Jr., and Victoria; and extended family.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna, Delaware where services will begin at 4pm.
Burial will be privately held.