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CHARLES DARLING Obituary
CHARLES DARLING Charles Russell Darling, "CR" or "Chuck" as he was known to most, passed on to our Lord Jan. 25, 2013. He studied business administration at the College of Great Falls (Montana), where he was born, and also met the love of his life, Lois, whom he married in 1952. He spent four years serving his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the Bushnell Subtender. He started out as manager of Save-Ur-Self in Great Falls. In 1962, he went to work for Sletten Construction and was almost immediately tapped to go to Las Vegas, helping to establish and run that office and another in Phoenix. He retired from Sletten Construction in 1982, and in 1984 founded Darling Development. He sold Darling Development in 1992 and founded Darcor Construction Company. During the years, CR was very active in industry and community events. With the Lions Club, they organized and raised money for the Blind Center and the first Burn Center in Southern Nevada at UMC. Along with several others, CR was instrumental in organizing and founding the Southern Nevada Subcontractors Bid Depository. He remained on the board from 1970 to 2001. CR was very integral with the Associated General Contractors, helping to break away from the North Chapter and establishing the Las Vegas Chapter of AGC in 1988. He chaired the UNLV AGC Student Chapter. In 1991 he was awarded "Contractor of the Year" and in 1992 was awarded "Man of the Year" by the UNLV Construction Management Department. He also received the cherished SIR Award, recognizing skill, integrity and responsibility. He also was a Life Director with AGC. Very active in the Nevada Development Authority, he was a Sustaining Life Member of the NDA. CR was active in the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Zelzah Shrine. CR was an impartial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, hearing construction related cases. Finally, he was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to help head up the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board, a very fond pursuit in later years. He retired in 2010, and for two years, enjoyed his ranch in Arizona. He will be greatly missed and leaves a family who deeply loves him. They include his beloved wife, of 60 years, Lois; children, Kris (Larry) Hanna, Chuck, Michael (Nancy) and Gregory (Sheila); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. We wish to thank Dr. Ann Wierman and the entire staff of CCC (NW). Also Dr. Charles Ruggeroli and the staff for all of their loving care and attentive support. Celebration of life will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. Afterward, those who wish, may attend the interment, with honor guard, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, (702) 229-0271, Three Square of Las Vegas (702) 644-3663, or Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council (702) 736-4366.

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