Darrel L Briar

Born: Mon., Dec. 11, 1939
Died: Sun., Oct. 19, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Location: Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Location: Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren

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Darrel L. Briar, 74, of Cambridge City, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at home. He was born in Wayne County, IN on December 11, 1939 to Albert and Margaret (Wissler) Briar and lived his entire life in this area. He was a 1959 graduate of Straughn High School. Darrel was a member and deacon at the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown. He retired after working several years in toy production for TEDCO, Inc. Darrel's favorite hobbies were woodworking, camping & fishing, but he most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughters.


Darrel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie E. (Petty) Briar, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1960; three children, Kent (Jane) Briar of Warsaw, IN, Patricia (Rex) Arn of Van Wert, OH and Brett (Marilyn) Briar of Loogootee, IN; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Kaleena, Joshua, & Jacob Briar, Erin Herbst, Nathaniel, Katelynn & Meredith Arn; three great granddaughters, Jada, Grace & Sophie Briar; four sisters, Donna (Leslie) Ramey, Delma (John) Brown, Diana (Francis) Robinson, Deola (David) Robinson; three brothers, Duane (Linda) Briar, Douglas (Deborah) Briar and Darvin Briar; several nieces and nephews.


Friends may call from 4 until 7 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill chapel in Cambridge City, IN. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren with calling from 10:30 AM until the start of the service at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Brick Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 225, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or the Dublin Fire Dept./EMS.


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Deanna and Allen Wade
   Posted Tue October 21, 2014
Dear Marjorie and family, please accept our sincere condolences over Darrel's passing. It is so hard to lose a loved one, but time does ease the pain. Our prayers are for your comfort and peace.

Phyllis and Jerry Mattheis
   Posted Tue October 21, 2014
Dear Marjorie and family,
How shocked we are to read Darrel's obit today.
Sending our sincere sympathy your way.
We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
Remember, those we love live in our hearts forever.
Phyllis and Jerry

Carol Pfeiffer
   Posted Wed October 22, 2014
Margarie, Kent, Patricia, and Brent,
Bob and I send our condolences in your loss. He had that teasing smile which I will remember. May God's love embrace you to comfort and strengthen you now and the days ahead. Bob and Carol Pfeiffer

Jon and Janelle Wissler
   Posted Wed October 22, 2014
Marjorie.... we are so sad for your loss. We are also sorry we can not be in attendance this weekend. We had just returned from a trip to Ohio when received the news. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's Peace that surpasses understanding be your guide.

Patricia Waskom
   Posted Thu October 23, 2014
So sorry for you loss. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers

Duane & Mary Riley
   Posted Fri October 24, 2014
Marjorie, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you strenght and peace during this time of sorrow, as well as always! We love you!

Phyllis Gwinnup Sissom
   Posted Fri October 24, 2014
Marjorie, So sorry for your loss and pray that God will be with you at this time. Just remember all the wonderful times you shared. Darrel was a wonderful person and a Christian. Darrel was also a classmate who I will never forget. May God Bless you and your family.