October 29, 1963 - August 8, 2021
STARLING, Mr. Duane Sr. - Age 57, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at his residence. Family hour 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Rev. Dr. Henry Fuller, Jr., officiating. Interment Gracelawn Cemetery, 5710 N. Saginaw St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:30 AM Tuesday. Mr. Starling will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday, with family present to receive friends from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Brother Duane Starling Sr., Sunrise was October 29, 1963 in Flint, Michigan – his Sunset was August 8, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his love ones. Brother Duane Starling Sr., the youngest of nine children born to Eva and Glen Starling, Sr. Duane was Baptized at the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church by the late, Rev. Dr. Granville Smith, Jr. He was a faithful Church School student and dedicated member of the Usher Ministry, and very helpful in all events of the Church. Duane graduated from Flint Northwestern High School, the class of 1983. He was employed at the Avon Plastic Company for several years, retiring on medical disability. On December 23, 1995 he married the love of his life, Arnitha Jean Allen, to this union one son was born. Duane enjoyed spending time with his family. He attended this year’s family reunion, the wedding of his niece, Crystal and Bennie Griggs and church worship services when his health allowed. He loved his hometown sports teams, Detroit Pistons, Lions, and Michigan Wolverine “Go Blue.” He was especially known for giving nicknames to kids in the family and his motto was “Grandpa is my name and Spoiling is my game.” Brother Duane Starling Sr. leaves to cherish sweet memories; wife of twenty-five years, Arnitha Jean Starling; son, Duane Glen Starling Jr.; 2 daughters, Angela and Erica Starling; 4 bonus children, Yolanda, Julius Sr., Jeremy Allen and Reese Wilson Sr., all of Flint; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Dorothy Warford; 4 sisters, Glenda (Roger) Johnson, Dollie Faye Starling, Joyce Louis and Carolyn Moore; 3 brothers, Michael, Stanley (Ida) and Glen Jr., all of Flint; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, a special long-time friend, Francis Palmer; all around friends, Kenneth Ross, Gerald Barnes, Lorenzo Simmons, Clyde Williams III, Ernie Elliott, Darryl Robinson, Estes Jackson, Edward Swanson, Greg Spiller and Venus Beard. Brother Starling was preceded in death by parents, Eva and Glen Starling Sr.; sister, Sandra Starling; brother-in-law, James Moore; bonus son, Antione Allen. The family would like to express thanks to Eclara Hospice and dedicated staff, the Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and staff, Pastor Henry L. Fuller Jr. and the Mt. Calvary Church family.
STARLING, Mr. Duane Sr. - Age 57, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at his residence. Family hour 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM... View Obituary & Service Information
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