WAYNE DARR

1926-2010

Wayne D. Darr, 84, of West Lafayette, and Lake Wales, Fla., departed this life to join his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Riverside Manor in Newcomerstown.

He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in New Bedford, to the late Floyd and Celesta (Levengood) Darr.

He was a 1944 graduate of Baltic High School and then served two years with the United States Army in the First Calvary Division. He was stationed on the Philippine Islands during World War II.

On Oct. 15, 1950, he married Edith (Schweitzer) Darr, who passed away Jan. 18, 1988. On March 4, 2000, he married A. Carole (Hostetler) Darr, who passed away Jan. 9, 2001. Then on April 26, 2002, he married Elsie (Batchelor) Darr, who passed away Aug. 20, 2009.

Wayne was a life-long member of the Isleta United Methodist Church, a member of the Coshocton County Farm Bureau, past president of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District; he was a member of the Coshocton County Board of Education for 24 years, and a past member of the Rotary Club of West Lafayette.

Wayne was a life-long member of the Isleta United Methodist Church, a member of the Coshocton County Farm Bureau, past president of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District; he was a member of the Coshocton County Board of Education for 24 years, and a past member of the Rotary Club of West Lafayette.

Wayne is survived by his three sons, George (Beverly) Darr of Newcomerstown, Steven (Joyce) Darr of Lake Wales, Fla., and Jeffrey (Stacie) Darr of Redmond, Wash.; two step-children, Suetta (Art) Clawson of Lake Wales, Fla., and Dan (Janet) Batchelor of Homestead, Fla.; six grandchildren, David (Cori) Darr, Matthew (Kristi) Darr, Stephanie (Ronald) Wilson, Derek Darr, Bradley (Kendra) Darr, and Benjamin Darr; two great-grandchildren, Riley Darr and September Wilson; two step-grandchildren, Adam Batchelor and Holly (Stuart) Levy; and one brother, Kermit (Jevene) Darr of Tennessee.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Isleta United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown, with the Revs. Paul Gerycz and Art Clawson officiating.

Burial followed in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, with the Newcomerstown Veterans Council performing military honors.

The Given-Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Isleta United Methodist Church, 58608 County Road 9, Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or the Wayne D. Darr Memorial Fund, Warner University, 13895 Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.