Darwin E. Stemple, 74, of Terra Alta, died suddenly on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at home.
The son of the late Ishmael C. and Elsie Mae Wotring Stemple, he was born September 12, 1943, in Corinth.
He retired from Sterling Faucet after 33 years. After retirement, he worked at the Preston Farmers Market and enjoyed farming.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon L. Stemple; two sons, Darwin Stemple, Jr. and wife, Dawn and James Stemple, all of Terra Alta; two brothers, Ellis Stemple, of Terra Alta and Roger Stemple, of Fairmont; four sisters, Dora (Russell) White, of Oakland, Carolyn (Allen) Mullenax, of Horse Shoe Run, Linda (Charles) Sypolt, of Albright and Martha Syruws; two grandchildren, Tasha and Arnold Alexander and one great- granddaughter, Sophia Poling and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, David Syruws and a sister-in-law, Hazel Stemple.
Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, in Terra Alta, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., on Sunday, June 10 and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, June 11, with the service to follow with Pastor Stanley Waybright officiating. Burial will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery.