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Ricky M. Darling
March 1, 1960 – August 23, 2017

~~Boonville – Ricky M. Darling, 57, affectionately known as “Lippy,” passed away on August 23, 2017, at the Oneida Healthcare Facility, Oneida, following a brief illness.

A son of William and Joan Wood Darling, Ricky was born on March 1, 1960, in Lowville.  He grew up in Gouldtown and was educated at Port Leyden Schools.  Next, he was employed out of state in the construction and painting business.

On December 11, 1982, he married Sandra Fitzgerald.  Subsequently, they had four children.  Later, however, they divorced.  Everyone who met Ricky loved him, and wherever he went, he would, always, find someone he knew.  An avid NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt, he, also, liked watching Miami Dolphins football.  He, also, enjoyed the outdoors and camping.  He took many fishing trips with his pontoon boat on Delta Lake.

Ricky is survived by his significant other, Wendy Hamblin; his children:  Melissa (Lynn Nuffer), of Greig, Brad (Danielle Brown), of Constableville, Nichole (Stony Tittle), of Lyons Falls, and Tyler (Keely Stinebrickner), of Florida, six grandchildren:  Sierra, Ikea, Greyson, Madison, Carter, and Molly; his mother and stepfather, Joan (Edwin) Sinclair, of Lyons Falls; and his siblings, Dale (Holly) Darling and Gail (Phil) Bowers.  He was predeceased by his father William Darling, a granddaughter Shelby Nuffer; and a brother William Darling, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 3, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm at the Lyons Falls Park.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville, New York, 2017

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