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 Howard Darrel Darby

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Howard Darrel Darby

Birth
Quinwood, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Death
18 Nov 2003 (aged 75)
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Barboursville, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Plot
Section J, Lot 76, Space 5-6
Memorial ID
75865384 View Source

Howard Darrel Darby, age 75, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Quinwood, WV, the son of Robert B. and Loraine Richards Darby.

He was the brother of Richard Darby and his wife, Donna, Randall Darby, Arthur Darby and his wife, Sue, Glenna Nelson and her husband, Tom and Gary Darby;
husband of Laura Boggs Darby;
father of Michael Darby and his wife, Ann of Beckley, WV, Ann Getty and her husband, Greg of Cumberland, MD, Beth Upton of Huntington, WV, Sandra Smith and her husband, Dennis of Nicholasville, KY, Darrel Darby II and his wife, Melissa of Huntington, WV and Linette Heydinger and her husband, David of Duluth, GA;
grandfather of 16;
great-grandfather of two.

Funeral service at the Trinity Church of God in Huntington, WV with his son, Mr. Michael Darby officiating, the Rev. Vondie Cook and the Rev. Jim Burchett assisting. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, WV.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 39 (adopted 2004)
(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Tomblin, Mr. President, Bailey, Boley, Bowman, Caldwell, Chafin, Deem, Dempsey, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Guills, Harrison, Helmick, Hunter, Kessler, Love, McCabe, McKenzie, Minard, Minear, Oliverio, Prezioso, Ross, Rowe, Sharpe, Smith, Snyder, Sprouse, Unger, Weeks and White)

Memorializing the life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby, former podiatric surgeon, businessman, member of the Senate, dedicated public servant and distinguished West Virginian.
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was born January 8, 1928, in Qwinwood, Greenbrier County, the son of Robert B. and Loraine (Richards) Darby; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby received his education in public schools, Marshall University, Anderson College and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine; and
Whereas, He served his nation with pride and distinction in the United States Coast Guard from 1945 to 1947; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was married to Laura (Boggs) Darby and was the proud father of six children, Michael Darby of Beckley, Ann (Darby) Getty of Cumberland, Maryland, Beth (Darby) Upton of Huntington, Sandra (Darby) Smith of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Darrel Darby II of Huntington and Linette (Darby) Heydinger of Duluth, Georgia. He was the proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was elected to the West Virginia Senate from the fifth Senatorial District in 1972 and served until 1976; and
Whereas, During his tenure in the Senate, the Honorable H. Darrel Darby served on numerous committees, including the committees on Finance, Labor and Confirmations. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Health from 1973 to 1976 and Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills in 1976. He also served on the Senate and House Subcommittee on Health from 1973 to 1976; and
Whereas, Upon leaving the Legislature, the Honorable H. Darrel Darby continued his community service through his active participation in a number of civic-minded organizations; and
Whereas, The Honorable H. Darrel Darby was also a prominent businessman and served as Chairman of the Board, Laurel Lodge Enterprises, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Darco International, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Shanghai Darco Medical Products Ltd., Shanghai, China; and Chairman of the Board, Darco Europe, Diessen, Germany; and
Whereas, The Honorable H. Darrel Darby was recognized for his outstanding success in business and was named Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996 by Merrell Lynch. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the West Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and was inducted into the Marshall University Business Hall of Fame. The International Foundation for Foot Surgery, headquartered in Germany, established the Darrel Darby Annual Award for Foot Surgery. He was named one of America's Most Influential Podiatrists by Podiatry Management Magazine in 2001 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation for 2004, the highest award given by the American Podiatric Medical Association; and
Whereas, Sadly, the long and productive life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby came to an end when he passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. With his passing, he left behind a host of family and friends who have a wealth of memories to share about his life, legacy and public service; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby, former podiatric surgeon, prominent businessman, member of the West Virginia Senate, dedicated public servant and distinguished West Virginian; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Laura Darby, Michael Darby, Ann Getty, Beth Upton, Sandra Smith, Darrel Darby II and Linette Heydinger.

Howard Darrel Darby, age 75, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Quinwood, WV, the son of Robert B. and Loraine Richards Darby.

He was the brother of Richard Darby and his wife, Donna, Randall Darby, Arthur Darby and his wife, Sue, Glenna Nelson and her husband, Tom and Gary Darby;
husband of Laura Boggs Darby;
father of Michael Darby and his wife, Ann of Beckley, WV, Ann Getty and her husband, Greg of Cumberland, MD, Beth Upton of Huntington, WV, Sandra Smith and her husband, Dennis of Nicholasville, KY, Darrel Darby II and his wife, Melissa of Huntington, WV and Linette Heydinger and her husband, David of Duluth, GA;
grandfather of 16;
great-grandfather of two.

Funeral service at the Trinity Church of God in Huntington, WV with his son, Mr. Michael Darby officiating, the Rev. Vondie Cook and the Rev. Jim Burchett assisting. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, WV.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 39 (adopted 2004)
(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Tomblin, Mr. President, Bailey, Boley, Bowman, Caldwell, Chafin, Deem, Dempsey, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Guills, Harrison, Helmick, Hunter, Kessler, Love, McCabe, McKenzie, Minard, Minear, Oliverio, Prezioso, Ross, Rowe, Sharpe, Smith, Snyder, Sprouse, Unger, Weeks and White)

Memorializing the life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby, former podiatric surgeon, businessman, member of the Senate, dedicated public servant and distinguished West Virginian.
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was born January 8, 1928, in Qwinwood, Greenbrier County, the son of Robert B. and Loraine (Richards) Darby; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby received his education in public schools, Marshall University, Anderson College and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine; and
Whereas, He served his nation with pride and distinction in the United States Coast Guard from 1945 to 1947; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was married to Laura (Boggs) Darby and was the proud father of six children, Michael Darby of Beckley, Ann (Darby) Getty of Cumberland, Maryland, Beth (Darby) Upton of Huntington, Sandra (Darby) Smith of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Darrel Darby II of Huntington and Linette (Darby) Heydinger of Duluth, Georgia. He was the proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, H. Darrel Darby was elected to the West Virginia Senate from the fifth Senatorial District in 1972 and served until 1976; and
Whereas, During his tenure in the Senate, the Honorable H. Darrel Darby served on numerous committees, including the committees on Finance, Labor and Confirmations. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Health from 1973 to 1976 and Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills in 1976. He also served on the Senate and House Subcommittee on Health from 1973 to 1976; and
Whereas, Upon leaving the Legislature, the Honorable H. Darrel Darby continued his community service through his active participation in a number of civic-minded organizations; and
Whereas, The Honorable H. Darrel Darby was also a prominent businessman and served as Chairman of the Board, Laurel Lodge Enterprises, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Darco International, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Shanghai Darco Medical Products Ltd., Shanghai, China; and Chairman of the Board, Darco Europe, Diessen, Germany; and
Whereas, The Honorable H. Darrel Darby was recognized for his outstanding success in business and was named Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996 by Merrell Lynch. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the West Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and was inducted into the Marshall University Business Hall of Fame. The International Foundation for Foot Surgery, headquartered in Germany, established the Darrel Darby Annual Award for Foot Surgery. He was named one of America's Most Influential Podiatrists by Podiatry Management Magazine in 2001 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation for 2004, the highest award given by the American Podiatric Medical Association; and
Whereas, Sadly, the long and productive life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby came to an end when he passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. With his passing, he left behind a host of family and friends who have a wealth of memories to share about his life, legacy and public service; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable H. Darrel Darby, former podiatric surgeon, prominent businessman, member of the West Virginia Senate, dedicated public servant and distinguished West Virginian; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Laura Darby, Michael Darby, Ann Getty, Beth Upton, Sandra Smith, Darrel Darby II and Linette Heydinger.


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