Cover photo for James Howard Darden's Obituary
James Howard Darden Profile Photo
In Memory Of
James Howard Darden
1944 2024

James Howard Darden

February 7, 1944 — June 4, 2024

Dayton, Ohio

James Howard Darden, born on February 7, 1944, in Newnan, Georgia, passed away on June 4, 2024, at the age of 80. He was the beloved son of Howard Darden and Gertrude Cook (Bundridge).

At the age of twelve, James moved with his family to Springfield, Ohio. He later relocated to Dayton, Ohio, where he met and married his wife of 47 years, Sarah Tooson Darden.

James is survived by his siblings Susiette Williams (Timothy Williams) and Horace Mahmood (Sue Mahmood). He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Marie Darden, Richard Darden, and Evelyn Bradford.

James served honorably in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966. After his military service, he began a long and dedicated career at General Motors, retiring after 30 years of service.

James was known for his love of fishing, playing cards, and his passion for all sports. He was an ardent fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Michigan Wolverines, supporting his teams with enthusiasm.

James' life was marked by love, dedication, and perseverance. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A proud father, James leaves behind seven children: Dameon (Beverly) Tooson, Kevin (Alicia) Tooson, Dana (Amina) Baskin, Corey (Andrea) Baskin, Jared Darden, Randy Darden, and Lynne (Tracy) Taylor. His legacy includes a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 4pm to 6pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, Ohio 45424. A funeral service will begin at 6pm at the funeral home. 

To share a memory of James or to leave a special message for his family, please click the share memories button above.

Funeral Service Livestream

Today 6:00pm (Eastern time)
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Howard Darden, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Today's Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 13, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel

4104 Needmore Rd, Dayton, OH 45424

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel

4104 Needmore Rd, Dayton, OH 45424

Livestream

Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 252

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree