Daryl Hemmings


Daryl Alan Hemmings, 58, of Columbus, passed from this life at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his home.

Daryl was born January 29, 1959, in Columbus, the son of William Conley Hemmings II and Julia Ann Davis Hemmings. He married Brigitta “Midg” E.M. Potthoff December 24, 2011.

Daryl was a U.S. Navy veteran during the post-Vietnam era and served on the USS Glover. He rose to the rank of Yeoman Third Class and was honorably discharged July 13, 1981.

Daryl had a passion for photography and was a self-employed photographer. He was also involved in the family business, Hemmings Bakeries, in Columbus. Daryl was a veracious reader, had traveled the world, enjoyed classic movies and was a one-of-a-kind awesome cook.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Brigitta “Midg” Hemmings; his mother, Julia Ann Hemmings of Batesville, Mississippi; a daughter, Dominee (Chris) Burton of Elizabethtown; grandson, Robert Gustav “Gus” Burton; a sister, Christina (Benjamin) Darby of Huntsville, Alabama; brothers, William Conley Hemmings III of Batesville, Mississippi and Dave Hemmings of Troy, Michigan; nephews, Brandon Hemmings of Brooklyn, New York and Noah Darby of Huntsville, Alabama; a niece, Julianna Darby of Nashville, Tennessee; and his mother-in-law, Adele Potthoff of Columbus.

Daryl was preceded in death by his father, William Conley Hemmings II; and his father-in-law, Gustav Potthoff.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Daryl’s cousin, Jim Hemmings of Cincinnati, and close friend, Jason Atkins of Greenwood, for their support during Daryl’s illness.

In keeping with Daryl’s wishes, cremation is planned. A memorial service will be announced at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to VA Hospitality House, Roudebush VA Medical Center Voluntary Service (135), 1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (make payable to Indianapolis VAMC and indicate General Post Fund 7288), Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, Ste. 1301, New York, New York 10006 or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.