Darwin Eugene Friend

August 17, 1952 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 67)


Darwin Eugene Friend, 67, of Oakland passed away on April 13, 2020, at Garrett Regional Medical Center.

Born on August 17, 1952, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Wilmer E. Friend and Ellen A. (Johnston) Friend-Shillingburg. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deidre Ann Friend-Deberry.

Darwin worked in construction with his father and brother before becoming a coal miner. He retired from Mettiki Coal after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn (Howell) Friend; one daughter, Kelly Buckley; two granddaughters, Abby Buckley and Holly Buckley; brother, Edwin Friend and wife Louella; sister, Debra Friend; and nephews, Edwin Friend, Jr., Jody Friend, and Jesse Howell.

A private family ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, with Pastor Barbara Rexroad officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Garrett Regional Medical Center, 251 N 4th St., Oakland, MD 21550; WVU Cancer Institute at; or Cindy's Fund, PO Box 182, Oakland, MD 21550.

The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland is honored to be assisting the Friend family at this time.

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