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Robert A. Darling

October 20, 1925 - July 28, 2014
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Robert A. Darling, 88, passed away July 28, 2014 in Springdale. He was born on October 20, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Arthur J. and Ruth (Hardman) Darling. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Shackelton) Darling. Robert served in the Army for 4 years. He was a Private First Class (PFC), assigned to Company C, 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. During that time he traveled from France to Germany with 40 men and 8 horses. He was in combat for 93 days, in Lenz, Austria. At the end of the hostilities, he had earned two Bronze Star Medals, two Battle Stars to European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal,...
Robert A. Darling, 88, passed away July 28, 2014 in Springdale. He was born on October 20, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Arthur J. and Ruth (Hardman) Darling. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Shackelton) Darling.
Robert served in the Army for 4 years. He was a Private First Class (PFC), assigned to Company C, 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. During that time he traveled from France to Germany with 40 men and 8 horses. He was in combat for 93 days, in Lenz, Austria. At the end of the hostilities, he had earned two Bronze Star Medals, two Battle Stars to European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 18 years, lifetime member of the VFW, Rogers Post 3031 and the American Legion.
Robert is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Rogers; son, Arthur H. Darling of Cave Springs; 3 daughters, Paulette Chiuppi and her husband, Henry of Illinois, Therese Streng and her husband, Tom of Illinois, and Mary L. Gaertner of Rogers; sister, Carol June Trammell of Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Darling.
A funeral service will be Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10am in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with burial and military honors to follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 5 until 7pm.
Donations can be made to the local Coast Guard Auxiliary, VFW, or American Legion.
Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.

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"Never got to meet Mr. Darling but I know his daughter Terri. If she is any resemblance of what a person he was then he was a kind and loving soul. My..." Nadine Kotch (Washington, PA)

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