A funeral service for Dr. Charles Milton Darling, age 87, of Opelika was held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home followed by burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Charles Cummings officiated. Dr. Darling died Friday, June 11, 2021, at home. He was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Mineral Wells, Mississippi. 

He was Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Chief honors include Associate Alumni Research Professor, SGA Most Outstanding Teacher in Pharmacy, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award, School of Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award, twice named Teacher of the Year, three times named the Outstanding Professor in Pharmacy and was named Outstanding Educator in America in 1971. He brought national recognition to the school through his scientific publications, as a scholastic contributor to a nationally accepted textbook and significant research efforts in anti-convulsant drugs.   

Darling is predeceased by his beloved wife, Bonnie J Darling and his siblings Lester Ray Darling and Grace L. Prather. Charles is survived by his sons, Charles Grant Darling of Tifton, Georgia, George Andrew Darling of Covington, Kentucky, and Christopher Lynn Darling of Sammamish, Washington and his grandchildren, Charlie, Clara, Grant, Drew, Alex and Stuart.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.Ozanampharmacy.org.