Ron E. Darling
September 25, 1944 ‒ October 04, 2018
Ron E. Darling, age 74, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on September 25, 1944 to the late Ralph E. and Ruth E. (Harick) Darling.
Ron and his family moved to Mount Vernon when he was 5 years old and he graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1962. He attended Muskingum College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology and completed coursework for a Master’s degree in Corrections from Xavier University. Ron started at Lebanon Correctional Institute as a social worker and transferred to adult parole authority in 1969. He became the state’s first probation officer assigned to common pleas courts in Knox and Morrow Counties. Ron later became the unit supervisor in Columbus and became a deputy superintendent of the probation development section and finished he career as training administration for the APA.
He is survived by his step-daughters, Teresa (John) Horton, Tracey (Jeff) Benedict; 7 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild; half-brothers, Paul and Mark Darling; half-sister, Brenda (Rodney) Roos; an aunt, Doris Schneider; a cousin, Cindy McCammon; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Bruce (Marilyn) Hoy.
Along with his parents, Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Miller) Darling; and a step-sister Phyllis Myers.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM with calling hours starting at 11:00 AM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050. Burial will take place at Forest Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society Central Region-Knox: 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio, 43017 or Fredericktown Branch of the Knox County Library: 201 N Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 or Charity of Donor’s Choice.
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