Charles Edward Darling passed away January 12, 2023, at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born to the late Maurice and Hazel (Voshell) Darling on September 26, 1946 in Dover, DE. After graduating from Caesar Rodney High School in 1966, his senior quote being “bring it on,” Charles was drafted into the US Army. Upon his discharge in 1968, Charles began his career as a heavy equipment operator. During his lifetime, he worked for various companies, including Warren Brothers, Tilcon, and George and Lynch. He devoted 47 years to his career and was considered one of the best heavy equipment operators in the state. He was also a past member of the Marydel Fire Department. Charles was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and an avid outdoorsman. He especially loved hunting and fishing, a passion shared with his son and many of his family members. It is well known that he took great pride in maintaining his property, and enjoyed grooming and accessorizing the landscape with beautiful, vibrant flowers and plants. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Darling. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Kaye Darling of Wyoming; son Gregory Darling (Maureen) of Frederica; stepdaughter Ann Todd (Darron) of Bridgeville; grandchildren Braydon Darling, Payton Darling, Paige Darling, Holly Todd, Regan Todd, and Landon Alexander; two brothers, William Darling of Dover, Roger Darling (Cheryl) of Marydel; four sisters, Shirley Wood of Dover, Joyce Stockslager (Richard) of Wyoming, Beverly Darling of Marydel, and Maureen Corazza (Steve) of Chincoteague, Va; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, from 10 am to 12 pm, with services immediately following. Burial to follow at Thomas Chapel Cemetery, 2810 Westville Rd., Marydel.
The family invites those who knew and loved Charles to wear casual dress, as he was known for his usual jeans, white tee shirt, and ball cap.
In addition to flowers, donations may be made, in Charles’ name, to your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.