Arthur “Boo Boo” Terry Darling, Jr.


Arthur “Boo Boo” Terry Darling, Jr., 63, resident of Santa Fe, Texas passed from this life January 15, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 2, 1959 in Galveston, Texas to proud and loving parents Arthur Terry Darling, Sr. and Rose Marie Morse Darling.  Arthur graduated for LaMarque High School in 1978 went on to join the Houston & Vicinity Carpenters and Millwrights apprentice School in December of 1978 and graduated in May. He worked as a carpenter general foreman and Union Stuart at Union Carbide.

In 1998 – 2005 Arthur was hired on as the state director of organizing for the state of Texas.

In 2005 he received an offer to help in the reconstruction of the regional Carpenters Council of Florida.

In 2010 he received an offer to work for United Brotherhood International Carpenter Council as an international representative; after a brief stint with them, he went on to work with I Contractors as a superintendent/ project manager with his son Terry as his assistant. After completion of several projects with I Contractors he received an offer to return to Texas where they could be closer to their families.

In 2017 he was hired on with Texas Gulf Coast carpenters as the regional director of the Gulf Coast Sates covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Terry worked at this position until his passing working on staff business development.

Terry’s passion in life and love for his family and pride in the union went unsurpassed by most.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, and brother Robert Darling.

Terry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Cheryl Lynn Darling; mother, Rose Marie Morse Darling; sons, Jarred Dwayne Darling, Terry Arthur Darling and Brett Clifford Darling; sister Deborah Darling; brother Uncle Johnny Morse.

In his honor a visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas with a funeral service to follow at 11:00am.


  1. RIP BOO BOO, God Bless You and Your Family

    Debra & Skipper Deckard
  2. Terry . . . RIP in Peace in Cougar Heaven.
    May God Bless
    Class of 1978

    Thomas Tommy Cashin

    Thomas Tommy Cashin
  3. Terry offered me a position as a union rep and changed my life I’m eternally grateful for his mentoring and embrace. May god bless his family

    Victor Ballesteros
  4. Sending Prayers and Condolences to the Family of Terry Darling

    Marcus McLaurin
  5. Cheryl Darling & The Boo Krew (Jared, Terry Jr. & Brett)

    Know that we (Elisa & Family) are thinking of you, remembering Boo Boo and celebrating his life. Boo Boo will always be in our hearts and memories. He will leave a huge hole in all our lives and be missed dearly. Much Love & Comfort @ this difficult time. Go Rest high On That Mountain!!

    Elisa Treadaway & Family
  6. Sending prayers and condolences to all the family of Terry Darling may God bless his family rest in peace

    Jose Quijivix
  7. Your smile and positive attitude will be missed in this world!! I’m greatful to have known you! Prayers of healing to the Darling Family!

    Tamah and Lenny Viola
  8. Terry, you were always a good friend and brother, an outstanding Union Man and a great family man. Your family has my deepest sympathies and the world is a little dimmer without your light.

    Mark Kuzmik
  9. I was your baby sitter at one time Boo Boo when I was over hanging with Deb. We always joked about that. You were a shining star to everyone you met. Now your a shining star up in the sky! Rest in God’s hands now. Sending comfort to you Cheryl, and Deb, and to your family’s. God Bless!

    Diane Reznicek Palmer
  10. Condolences to the Darling family. Brother Terry’s groundwork in South Florida has produced results that members and the Council continue to enjoy to this very day. Terry, in no small part you made FLCRC a respected organization. Rest In Peace Brother, we got this. Thank you.

    Frank D'Angelo
  11. Big brother,
    We are all going to miss you for the time being. I want to thank you for everything you ever did, you were the man that improved the day, week , month and entire life of everyone you ever met. You believed in a guy that made him want to achieve what you knew that he was able to. Your, knowledge that was shared with the lucky ones like myself was golden and priceless. Thank you , for everything you ever were and help each of us to become! My deepest sorrow to your blessed (Darling) family for their loss. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

    Little Brother John.

    John West II
  12. Hey Boo, I will miss our talks. I have enjoyed greatly over the years talking with you about our world and through your insights the clarity you helped me to get. You were by far the most thoughtful person I have known. I am proud to have known you and even more proud to have called you family. What a gift you have been. I know you left your mark, a wonderful mark, on many people, not the least of which are your loving family.
    My heart goes out to Cheryl, the boys , Rosie , Deborah, Jonni and the rest of the family. I know you will be missed, but I know you will be remembered. That’s the thing. You definitely will be remembered.

    Love you buddy.

    Love to you Cheryl and the family.

    Uncle Chris.

    John Darling
  13. Condolences to the family on the loss of Boo. Sure enjoyed our discussions over the years, from our time at Carbide to our moves to other positions for our respective trades.
    RIP my brother,

    Richard Dee

    Richard Dee
  14. Sincere condolences from john Boehms and Alan Bassham with Day & Zimmermann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry was a great friend and colleague who will most certainly be missed.

    John Boehms
  15. Farewell my friend, thank you for all the insight and advice that you shared with me. Rest in peace my brother, your part is done and we will carry the torch proudly in hopes to one day emulate your accomplishments. We shall meet again one day and site and have a chicharron taco with some chocolate milk. To the Darling Family, my deepest condolences.

    Jose Gonzalez
  16. Terry was a good friend all through school. He will be missed.
    May the Lord bring comfort & peace to your family. Coog’s 78′.

    Alan Tinney
  17. My sincere condolences to the family, may God continue to bless and prosper you all and keep you in perfect peace.

    Tanya Strawder Holt
  18. Rest in peace, brother.

    Antonio Alba
  19. My deepest sympathy to the family, Terry Darling
    Its was honor knowing you. RIP Brother 😇

    Teresa Carrasco
  20. Farewell my friend. You were a wonderful human being and great friend. May you rest and peace and I will see you again one day.

    From your friend at day and zimmermann at STP

    James McDonald
  21. Cheryl,
    I just found out that Boo Boo went home to Jesus. My heart and prayers are sent your way. I’m so sorry that I can’t be there for you and the boys. Hold fast to Jesus and he will be your strength to get you through the times ahead. I love you and am here for you if you ever need me.
    All my love,

    Earlynn "Bradshaw" Chessher
  22. You will be greatly missed my friend! May you rest in peace, and may God comfort your family.
    My sincere condolences.

    Angela Kathka
  23. Praying for you! So very sorry.

    Aisha Kamoi
  24. Terry was a very good person. As people move out of your life, there are those that made a mark on you, like Terry. There are a few people that pass through your life and that you think about every now and then. Terry was one of them. Terry had a great sense of humor. The lesson is to always pick up the phone as you think of these few great people.

    Marc’s and my condolences to Terry’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Teresa and Marc Sarnoff

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