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O. Lloyd Darter, Jr.


The Tar Heel community lost a true-blue member when O. Lloyd Darter, Jr. died at Duke University Hospital on January 18, 2018. Lloyd was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend, who will be greatly missed.

Born in Bristol, VA on December 19, 1923 to the late O. Lloyd Darter and Eva Irene Faust Darter, he was educated in the Bristol, VA school system.

Lloyd was attending King College (now University) in Bristol, TN when his studies were interrupted by World War II. From April 1943 to 1946 he served his country in a variety of units - his final assignment was with the First Army's 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Germany.

After returning from the War and completing his degree, he enrolled at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he graduated in 1949. Later that year, he married Nancy Jane Wagner of Bristol, VA, and they started their life together in Nashville, TN. He began his career as an Examiner, and was later promoted to Director, of the Franchise and Excise Division of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Taxation. In 1957, he accepted a job with AT&T/Western Electric as a Tax Attorney and the family moved to New York. With three daughters in the public school system, he served on the Hartsdale and Greenburgh School Boards from 1964-1971, several of those years as President. After retiring in 1982, Lloyd & Nancy headed back "home" and settled in Chapel Hill, NC, until moving to Croasdaile Village Retirement Community, Durham, in 2002.

Lloyd was an avid sports fan, especially for his beloved UNC Tar Heels. He also enjoyed photography and Bible study.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Edith Hale of Bristol, VA, and Kathleen Baker of Orlando, FL.

Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Nancy Darter of Croasdaile Village, Durham; daughters, Deb Darter of Raleigh, NC, Jane Darter of Chapel Hill, NC, and Anne Darter of Raleigh NC; granddog, Camber; along with many nieces and nephews, including Sara Hale Henry (Austin) of Greenbelt, MD, Betsy Hale of Marion, VA, Chris Hale (Kevin McIlvoy) of Asheville, NC and Patty Baker Puckett (Larry) of Cleveland, TN; and nephew, Ken Baker (Gwen), missionaries in Africa.

A memorial service will be held at Few Chapel, Croasdaile Village, Durham, on Tuesday, February 20th at 10:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to UMRH Benevolence Fund, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham, NC 27705.
Published in HeraldSun on Feb. 11, 2018
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