Condolences for James “Jock” Darling

Clarke Morledge posted on 4/8/21

I just learned of Jock Darling's death. It was through my involvement in the Bruton Parish Church boys choir, in the 1970s, that I learned to gain an appreciation of music. Jock Darling loved music, particularly for Christian sacred music, and his enthusiasm was contagious. I fondly remember those days under Jock's tutelage!


Marnie Montgomery posted on 1/31/21

I'm so sad to hear of Jock's passing, and Mary's, but was so richly blessed to have known them when I was in college at W&M, a few decades ago (class of 1975). I will always remember Jock's warmth of spirit, and his generosity in bringing those of us with modest talents into the choir and other musical events. I owe my love of choral music to Jock, and I continue to sing today. I also remember Mary's hospitality, welcoming me to their home many times. My heartfelt condolences on their passing.


Tracy & Rich Gillespie posted on 1/31/21

What gifts Jock Darling gave to the world. May he Rest In Peace with Mary Lee.


Laura and Barney Tormey posted on 1/31/21

So sorry to head this. Jock played at our wedding and he was so great. A kind and very accomplished man. He will be missed by us. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Darling family!


Fred Reiner posted on 1/30/21

Oh, my. Another loss in my life. He was my harpsichord teacher at W&M. I remember thinking how incredibly old he was then! Not that I would ever forget him anyway, but he died on my birthday. I can say that I never sit down at a keyboard without thinking of him.


Jamie and Katherine Keena posted on 1/30/21

What sad news, except knowing he’s rejoined Mary Lee. Many condolences to their family and friends