Daryl Lynn "'Little Bubba' 'Big D'" Styer

March 2, 1954 - January 7, 2021
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Daryl Lynn Styer, age 66 of Lima, passed 1:30 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1954 in Lima, Ohio to the late Glenn and Martha Miller Styer. On September 28, 1991 he married Pamela S. Parlette, who survives in Lima.

Daryl, also known as ‘Little Bubba’ and ‘Big D’ and was a faithful public servant to the community. He graduated in 1972 from Allen East High School and attended Lima Technical College. He retired from Allen Corrections after 31 years of service. Starting in 1972 he was an active firefighter and EMS worker, begining with Harrod and then transferring to Perry Township, where he had served as Fire Chief multiple times. Through the years, he had trained many firefighters and paramedics and worked 30 years with Lima Allen County Paramedics. Daryl had many firefighter awards, was firefighter of the year, and had been honored for saving a life. He was also a loyal member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #370 of Lima and a member of the Crossroads Church.

Daryl had a heart of gold. He loved MASH, NCIS, and Garfield and his hobbies included playing the drums and bowling. He will be remembered for giving the best bear hugs and being a big Teddy bear. He was the best husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa, always putting his family first and giving unconditional love.

Also surviving is a daughter -Crystal (Edward) McGill of Lima; 2 sons – Jerad Styer; Timothy Wireman, II; 7 grandchildren – Mauricia (Michael); Jalen; Kamra; CaSandra; Alyssa; Victoria; Bethany; 10 great grandchildren – Alanah; Braelyne; Michael, Jr.; Chase; Daryus; Jeremiah; Kaine; Maliyah; Sakari; Nora; a sister – Carolyn Fox of Marion, OH; nephews and a niece – Mike, Diana, Dwayne and Matt; and a mother-in-law – Ruth Parlette of Lima; sister and brother-in-laws – Sharon Styer of Kenton; Vicki (Gary) Marko of Indiana; Rick (Becky) Parlette of Lima; and Greg (Teresa) Parlette of Elida.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter – Hannah Wireman; a great grandson – Leonard Gruber; and a brother – Richard Styer.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Crossroads Church, 775 South Thayer Road, Lima. Pastor Brian Robertson will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, near Uniopolis.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Perry Volunteer Fire Department, 2408 E. Breese Road, Lima and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Crossroad Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Volunteer Fire Department or the Crossroads Church.

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Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Perry Volunteer Fire Department


2408 East Breese Road
Lima, Ohio 45806

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Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Crossroads Church of God


775 South Thayer Road, Lima, OH, 45806

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Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Crossroads Church of God


775 South Thayer Road, Lima, OH, 45806

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Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Becky Hauserman posted on 1/16/21

To Daryl's family: My deepest condolences for your loss. I have known Daryl for many years (EMS training, Western Ohio CISM Team, Oakwood, etc.). He was always helpful & very knowledgeable. His loss will be deeply felt by many people whose lives he has touched. Becky Hauserman


Larry Conkle, jr. posted on 1/15/21

In memory of Daryl Lynn "'Little Bubba' 'Big D'" Styer, Larry Conkle, jr. lit a candle


Larry Conkle, jr. posted on 1/15/21

Daryl Styer was a fear Friend I have known for Many years. He was a great firefighter and Paramedic..He and I both started out at the Harrod Fire Department before parting our ways and going to Serve other departments. He always had a Smile on His Face, and Had A Caring Heart for those He Cared For. He was also a Good Paramedic who helped train Me as I was going through Paramedic Training, and I wanted to persue My career in the Fire Service. I would like everyone keep His Family and Friends IN THEIR THOUGHTS and PRAYERS during this Difficult Time. Daryl Styer May Be Gone, But He Will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. May He Rest In HEAVENLY PEACE. We will take it from Here My Friend.


Aharon Hayes posted on 1/14/21

Well tomorrow is almost here. As much as all of us are Going to miss you, I know you are in a better place and in no more pain. We will see you again so get the cards ready I know the bear hugs will be needed also. Love you to the moon and back. The Hayes Family


Patti Nichols posted on 1/11/21

Daryl was such a kind man. Ten years ago when I was hit by a semi in front of OIO/IOS he held my hand and kept me calm until I could be transported. I occasionally would run into him and he remembered me and was just as kind and compassionate as that very early morning. I have shared with many the impact he made on my life and will keep him and his family in my prayers 🙏


David Voth posted on 1/11/21

Pam and family, our hearts and prayers go out to you all on Daryl's passing. He was a constant support for you Pam in your decades of work to stop impaired driving with Crime Victim Services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Allen County Safe Communities Coalition. He impacted so many lives. Many lives have been changed and saved with Pam, your and Daryl's leadership. We all will miss him, and support your family in this sad time and huge change in your lives. I am so sorry for your loss. David Voth


Louise Myers posted on 1/11/21

A true worker and friend. He was the "BIG" soldier for the Easter Cantata held yearly in Cairo. Always "there" and willing to do what and when he could. He will be greatly missed. "You don't hardly find that kind no more". Thanks Daryl !! Condolences to the family. God did bless you !! Louise


Melissa Eaton posted on 1/11/21

In memory of Daryl Lynn "'Little Bubba' 'Big D'" Styer, Melissa Eaton lit a candle


Alva E Bowman (Ed) posted on 1/11/21

Daryl was a great public servant and served the community with honor. Living in Florida I talked with Daryl several times on Facebook messenger and one of the last times we talked he had told me that he had cancer. In one of our talks I had asked if he had any pictures of the oil tank fire, he told me that he was not sure if he did and one day in the mail I received a large envelope with copies of the newspaper clippings from that fire. It was over and beyond what I had asked for, but that was Daryl. RIP Bother you will be missed! PS: He could flip a good pancake!


Cheryl Westenkirchner. (Spencer) posted on 1/10/21

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up with my neighbor and fellow AE band member. Drums in the summer when the windows were open! Leaf houses in the fall. Skating on the streets in the winter All of you are in my prayers. Rest peacefully Daryl


Angela Cotrell posted on 1/8/21

I have always thought of Uncle Daryl as a big teddy bear. I guess I wasn't the only one. And he did an awesome Electric Slide. If you have ever seen it, you know what I mean. He will be truly missed.


M.A. Moser posted on 1/8/21

I am very sorry to hear of his death. My prayers go with all his family, friends. H e will be missed.


Nancy Parlette Bailey posted on 1/8/21

Love and prayers for Pam and the family.