March 26, 1946 - December 5, 2020
David “Dave” Lee Starling, 74, of Syracuse, NY passed away unexpectedly due to COVID-19 on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his home. David was born on March 26, 1946 in Shellman, Georgia to Johnny B. Coleman, Sr. and Louise Wright. He worked as a machine operator and assembly worker at New Venture Gear (Chrysler Corporation). After 36 years, he retired from New Venture Gear. He was known as a very kind, loving, generous and mild-mannered man. One of his greatest passions was bowling. He played in many leagues, was a member of the 300 club and was inducted into the Central New York USBC Association SBA Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 2018. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, barbecuing and traveling. When he wasn’t engaged in his hobbies, he loved to watch sports, such as football, basketball, bowling, golf and tennis. David was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on October, 4 1976, and faithfully served Jehovah for over 40 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Pelma Starling; children: Tonya (Elijah) Baker, Syracuse, NY, Carmen Starling, Charlotte, NC, Nicholle Davis, Syracuse, NY, Brandi Morton, Syracuse, NY, Shawn (Vanessa) Brantley, Portland, OR, Shannon Brantley, Syracuse, NY, Cory (Nakia) Morton, Syracuse, NY, David (Jenny) Starling Jr., Utica, NY, Chrystal Starling, Stamford, CT, Candice (Mark) Mohwinkel, Las Vegas, NV, Amber (Chase) Starling, Los Angeles, CA; siblings Jimmie Lee (Briget) Thomas, Heidelberg, GER, Bobby (Joyce) Coleman, Irvington, NJ, Bertha (Lester) Harmon, Cuspert, GA, Sandra Jones, Reston, VA, Ronnie Jones, Syracuse, NY; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, adopted sons and daughters and friends. He is predeceased by his son, Derek McCarthy; brothers, John Henry Trotter, Johnny B. Coleman, Jr., Donnie Jones; father, Johnny B. Coleman Sr.; mother, Louise Wright; paternal grandmother, Viola Myles; and maternal grandmother, Johnnie Mae Starling. Calling hours will be held in-person and virtually on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. In-person calling hours will be held at Farone & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1500 Park St, Syracuse, NY 13208. There is a limit of forty people permitted for in-person calling hours. Masks and proper social distancing protocol are required. To attend calling hours virtually, please visit faroneandsoninc.com. The link will be available Friday, December 18, 2020. A memorial service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Please login by 12:50pm using the following meeting ID: 870 4812 0208 and password: 392572.
David “Dave” Lee Starling, 74, of Syracuse, NY passed away unexpectedly due to COVID-19 on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his home. David was born on March 26, 1946 in Shellman, Georgia to Johnny B. Coleman, Sr. and Louise Wright.... View Obituary & Service Information
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