Douglas Brian Stark

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Douglas Brian Stark

MARION: Douglas Brian Stark, age 74 of Marion, formerly of Richwood died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Marion General Hospital. He was born March 5, 1938 in Marion to the late William B. and Lillian (West) Stark.

On October 26, 1957 he married the former Dorothy Jean Dill and she died July 1, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Margaret Stark; a half-brother, Walter B. Hitchcock; a half-sister, Marguerite Tharp; and a nephew, Shawn Alan Stark.

He had worked for 17 years at Tecumseh before he and his wife, Dorothy owned and operated Stark Florist and Greenhouse in Richwood for over 30 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, and he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and music, often playing his keyboards to help unwind.

He is survived by a son, Cory Aaron Stark, Marion; a grandson, Aaron Stark, Marengo; a brother, Robert E. Stark, Marion; a sister, Velma (Ron) Nauman, Marion; a half-brother, Paul (Marvelene) Hitchcock, Dayton; and a niece, Lori Ann Stark, Marion.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood where friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 AM. Pastor Joe Rhea will officiate and burial will follow in York Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.

Memorial gifts may be made to the (www.cancer.org), 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Published in the Marion Star on Oct. 3, 2012
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