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Darwin A. Willey

April 5, 1951 May 31, 2022
Darwin A. Willey
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Obituary for Darwin A. Willey

Darwin A. Willey, age 71, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. He was born April 5, 1951, in Noble County, son of the late Clinton Wayne and Sarah Mae Nichelson Willey. Darwin was a graduate of Caldwell High School and Zane State College, where he earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He was employed by the Benatty Corporation as an oil field supervisor and by Belden and Blake as a field supervisor. He was also employed for a time at Stoney’s RV and The Daily Jeffersonian as a delivery man, both in Cambridge. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard based in Caldwell. Darwin enjoyed going to local youth sporting events where he loved watching his children and grandchildren and was known as everybody’s dad. Darwin was proud to have served in the Ohio National Guard. He loved being around people, sharing his incredible sense of humor and being a jokester. He loved his beloved companion dog, Manny.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four sisters, Joyce Davis, JoAnn Stobbs, Jeanne Eschbaugh, and Jewell Dovenbarger; and one brother, Don Willey.

Surviving are his children, Carey Ann Willey of Columbus, Andrea L. “Annie” (Troy) Bates of Cumberland, and Clint Richard (Kaci) Willey of Zanesville; his siblings, June Hayes of Caldwell, Joy Cunningham of Florida, and David (Etta) Willey of Sharon; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call Friday, June 3, 2022, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Saturday, June 4th at 10AM with Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Dudley Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com

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Visitation

Friday

3

Jun

4:00 PM 6/3/2022 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/3/2022 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

4

Jun

10:00 AM 6/4/2022 10:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dudley Cemetery Final Resting Place

Twp. Rd. 326
Caldwell, OH 43724

Twp. Rd. 326 Caldwell 43724 OH
United States
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