Darwin was born July 17, 1942, in Vallejo, Calif., and passed away July 9, 2005 at St. Mary's hospital in Saginaw, Mich. at the age of 62 years.
He married Linda Smith October 24, 1968 in Flint.
Darwin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served time in the Vietnam war and he retired from General Motors in Flint, Mich. in 1999 after working there for 34 years.
Survivors include, his wife Linda Petty of Montrose, Mich., parents Vaughn and Helen Petty of Senath, Mo. Two sons, Kevin Petty of Flint and Preston Petty of Montrose. Two daughters, Pennie Jones and husband Jim of Eaton Rapids, Shari Orr and husband Tony of Montrose, Mich., one grandson Tyler Orr and two sisters, Linda Lane and husband Joe of Senath, Gail Wasson and husband Carlos of South Haven, Miss., and special cousin and friend RB Skelton of Flint, Mich. Darwin is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at O'Guinn funeral home in Montrose on Thursday July 14th at 11 a.m.
Visitations will be held Wednesday July 13th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.