There are so many things that we will only get one of--- and while the name may adorn fashion industries across the globe, for those who have known him, it is safe to say, “There will only be one Polo”.
Darin Odell Snapp was born August 2, 1969 to Daria Snapp Johnson and Odell Buford in Detroit, Michigan. For the Snapp family, he would be the first grandchild and would set the stage for his beloved cousins, who were more like brothers and sisters, Lakiya and Mainza, who came after him; and for his stepfather, Ronald Johnson, at two years-old, Darin would give him a crash course on raising kids.
Darin was educated in the Detroit Public Schools where he graduated from Kettering High School in 1987. After graduation he maintained brief employment with the City of Detroit before being placed on medical. An energetic personality, Darin was as transparent as they came. Whether his words were rattling or reassuring they were always followed by a moment of laughter or disbelief. Nevertheless, Darin was a child of God. He accepted Christ at an early age at Coggins Memorial C.M.E. church and later moved his membership to Central C.M.E. church.
A people person, Darin never met a stranger and attracted many. His presence and his voice were its own introduction and no matter the event, by the time it was over, everyone knew…Darin.
Having survived so much, Darin departed this life, joining the ancestors, on April 7, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother and best friend, Daria Snapp-Johnson, his father, Odell Buford, his step-father, Ronald Johnson, two daughters, Starr Allen Snapp and Destiny Snapp, one son, Darin Snapp, Jr., three granddaughters, Kylee Snapp, Kassidy Snapp, and Lyla Watashe, his beloved grandfather who preceded him in death, Kenneth Snapp, two grandmothers, Doris Snapp and Johnnie Davenport, one sister, Darona Woods (Anthony), two brothers, Darquis and Dar’ron Johnson, two nieces, Olivia and Madison Woods, three aunts, Lexine Pasha, Ingrid Glenn (Clifford), and Anna Snapp, three uncles, Van Snapp, who preceded him in death, Gino Snapp and Kevin Snapp (Monica), a great aunt, Merriam Cross, and one great uncle, Thomas Snapp, seven cousins, Lakiya, Mainza, Asheda, Gino, Denita, Kar’re, Kenneth, Kenya, Jamaisha, Jenna, and Kourtney,his second cousin Xuquieda, with whom he was very close, god-mother, Roslyn Riley, Earl Goss, who was like a brother, good friend, Ernest Johnson, and a host of family and friends.
There’s a saying that throughout life you will meet one person who is unlike any other. Our dearly departed came into our lives adding a flavor of joy, response, humor and sometimes bewilderment, but he was ours, and to know him, was to truly love him. Known for his brand preference, as nicknamed by his Uncle Cross, Darin “Polo” was the man, and the motif; the gentleman, and the swag; the cousin, and the brother; the father…and the friend. Yet, for all of these things, he was ours and he will truly be missed.
Funeral Services for the Late Darin Odell Snapp can be viewed on our Website at 11:00 am on Friday, April 17th
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Courtesy of Patton Funeral Home 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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