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.