Forrest Edward Darr
July 25, 1923 – April 24, 2019
Forrest E. Darr of Coshocton died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the emergency room of Coshocton Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 25, 1923 to Joseph and Ethel (Mullet) Darr. Forrest was a resident of Altercare of Coshocton after living many years at Riverside Towers.
Forrest married Audrey Turner on December 13, 1947. She died in 2005. He is survived by three children: Diana (Greg) Williams of Coshocton, Greg Darr of Englewood, FL, and Mike (Teresa) Darr of Kure Beach, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Matthew Owen of Brooklyn, NY, Tyler Wilson of Denver, CO, Wade (Jessica) Williams, Amelia and Carter Williams of Dublin, OH, and Clay (Mindy) Williams of Burlington, VT; one brother, Donis Darr of Sacramento, CA as well as three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Adrian, Clarence, and Dennis Darr; one sister and brother-in-law, Leota (Lew) Ostler, and special friend Martie Carpenter. Forrest graduated from Roscoe High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a proud veteran. Following his military service, he delivered milk for Meadow Gold Diary for many years and then joined Audrey in owning and operating Darr Designed Interiors. After “retirement”, he operated his own lawn service.
Forrest was affiliated with several churches over the years including Grace United Methodist Church, Branch United Methodist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and most recently Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Forrest’s passion in life was visiting friends and family. He spent hours visiting patients in nursing homes and was always dropping in to check on or take care of friends in the community. It was a true ministry.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Swanson officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Coshocton County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to MMS Aviation, P.O. Box 1118 Coshocton, Ohio 43812.
An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Forrest Edward Darr
April 28, 2019
So glad that I was able to visit Uncle Forrest last November while visiting Coshocton. My condolences to cousins Diane, Greg and Mike and all who knew and loved Uncle Forrest.