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December 29, 1962 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Darvin Williams was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 29, 1962, to James E. (Sr.) and Leona Williams. He passed away at his home on November 2, 2023, at age 60.
Growing up as one of the many kids on Franklin Avenue, Darvin attended multiple schools as a child and was able to build numerous friendships and lifelong connections wherever he went. As a student Darvin attended many different schools, including Douglas Elementary School and Mohawk Junior/Senior High School before graduating from Columbus West High School in 1981. Following high school, Darvin continued his education at DeVry Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology. There was never a school that he went to or a family in the neighborhood that he met that Darvin couldn’t make friends with and he maintained many of those friendships throughout his life.
As a young man Darvin worked for a multitude of companies, including one of his favorite jobs at White Castle before beginning his career at American Electric Power Company (AEP) in the
early 2000s. At AEP, Darvin served as an engineering technician.
Darvin will always be best known for the love and support he had for his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Nothing made him happier than facetiming with his granddaughters every morning and taking screenshots of their smiling faces. Darvin loved being around his entire family and never missed an opportunity to be around them, there was never a gathering when you didn’t expect to see “Uncle Bo” / “Uncle D” enjoying himself and ready to pitch in wherever he was needed. Darvin’s love also extended to his friends and the people around him as he spent much of his free time giving back to his community and serving in many different organizations including the Corvettes of Distinctions and Harvey Alston Elks (Chapel).
Darvin was loved by everyone and will always be remembered for his cheerful spirit, words of wisdom, and loving heart.
In addition to many aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins, Darvin was preceded in death by his mother, Leona Williams; father, James E. Williams, Sr.; brothers, James E. Williams, Jr., Eric L. Williams, Sr., and Clarence M. Williams, Sr.; and sister, Emmily R. Boyer.
Darvin is survived by his children, Bryant (LaNeicha) Cartwright, Darvina (Anthony) Hilton, and Tyrone Williams; brothers, Lloyd (Cherly) Williams, Rodney Williams, Kevin (Sheila) Williams, and Shawn (Stacy) Williams; brother-in-law, Richard Boyer; sister, Pauline Callender; and sister-in-law, Linda Williams, all of Columbus, Ohio. He also leaves behind his aunt, Estell Henderson of Massillon, Ohio; grandchildren, Brianna Cartwright, Shawn Clapton, Daniyah Hilton, and Daiyana Hilton, Auriel Hilton, and Aeriana Hilton; longtime friend and companion, Kim Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.