Paul Porter Darling, age 78 of Trevor, WI, died in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Son of the late George and Mildred (LaFrain) Darling, Paul was born on March 16, 1943 in New Albany, MS. He was united in marriage to Janice Smith on the Fourth of July, 1977 in Bristol, WI. During his life, Paul formed his own band, Paul Darling and the Country. He played drums and sang with a voice people would come from miles around to hear. In his younger days he also played drums for Willie Nelson. Paul’s happy place was his and Jan’s Northwoods property—the second love of his life, after Jan of course. Paul was a devoted husband and father, and a loving Papaw.
Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jan; his children, Steven (Kelly) Darling of Topak, AZ, Kevin Darling of Salem Lakes, WI, Adam Darling of Salem Lakes, WI, and Jeremiah (Crystal) Darling of Knox, IN; brother C.D. Wells of Memphis, TN; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A note from Jan: “I would never have been able to care for my husband without the professional help of Hospice Alliance. They made the process otherwise unbearable, endurable through their emotional and professional support. Please make this possible for others by sending memorial donations to Hospice Alliance in lieu of flowers. Hospice Alliance 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158.”
A visitation will be held on Monday March 29, 2021 from 12:00PM until the time of a funeral service at 2:00PM, at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home 620 Legion Dr. Twin Lakes, WI. Burial will follow in Liberty Corners Cemetery. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only 50 people are allowed in the building at a time, attendees are required to wear masks in the building (unless medically inappropriate), and while all are welcome to attend, we ask that visitors are mindful of time spent in the building so that all mourners are able to express their sympathies. Online condolences Haaselockwoodfhs.com.
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