We are here to celebrate the charismatic life of Daren Wade O’Hara, known to all as Daren, who was born on June 22, 1976, in Amarillo, Texas. Daren’s infectious laughter and witty jokes made him the life of every gathering, a stand-up comedian in his own right. As a highly talented carpenter, his resilience and dedication to his craft were admired by all in the construction business. Daren’s love for his Harley was second only to his love for his family and friends. In his world, if you were his friend, then you were his family. Such was the generosity of Daren’s heart.
Daren was a man who lived life on his own terms. He found joy in the simplest things, be it a ride on his Harley, a family barbecue, or a hearty laugh with friends. Daren was a funny guy who could lighten the mood of any room with his humor. As a carpenter, he was not just good at his trade, he was exceptional. His work spoke volumes about his talent and dedication. He was married, but separated, and was a doting father. The most significant thing to Daren was his love for his family, especially his momma, Linda O’Hara.
He was preceded in death by his father Bobby, grandparents Leslie and Beatrice Link, and uncles Earnie, Ray, and Gerald Link.
Daren leaves behind his beloved family, his mother Linda; his daughters, Leslie and Aaron, and his sons, DJ and Wyatt, and his stepdaughter, Keisha; his estranged wife Stacy; his siblings, Bob Welch and wife Lesa, Shain Welch and wife Cheryl, Ricky O’Hara and Belinda O’Hara; nephews, Austin, Collin, Kaleb, Nayron; nieces Heavenly, Samantha, Tyfani, Kelsey, Isabel, and Eliana; uncles and aunts Mary Lewis, Judy Link, and Hazel Link, and Wayne Link and wife Wilma, as well as numerous cousins.
The Memorial Service for Daren will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Lighthouse Funeral Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave, in Amarillo.
We invite you to share your cherished memories and upload your favorite photos of Daren on the memorial page as we remember and celebrate his extraordinary life. Daren’s legacy of laughter, love, and resilience lives on in each of us, and his memory will forever be etched in our hearts.