Important Dates

Dan Dada | 1959-2013

Dan Dada, a longtime member of the Wanderers and Dallas' Team of the DDA, has passed away after a long illness. He is survived by hi wife Vicki of 28 years and 3 children. He will be missed by his family, as well as his dart team family, where he was always a team player.

Rick "Party Animal" Gomez | 1959-2012

Rick started playing in the mid 1980s, and continued playing till the end. He passed away doing what he liked best. Playing darts, drinking beer and being around friends. He most recently played on " Drunken Darts and Just Kiddin". He will be missed by family and friends. Survived by sister Rita, brother Roy and their families and Frank and Sandie Gomez

Phillip Brumley

February 3, 2012 we lost another long time dart player: Phillip Brumley has been a member of the DDA since the mid 70's, and played on Ugly Mean and Nasty, Next Door Sanchos, and Who Cares to name a few.

Mike Petronico
July 19, 1965 - December 23, 2011

Mike Petronico was a good friend and team mate. Mike Sr. played on Bangin' Neighbors (A2) and Foxes and Hounds (Mixed) his last season.

His passing December 23, 2011 was a shock to all who knew him and he will be missed. he is survived by his three children, and three grandchildren.

Rest in peace. NINJA, we love and miss you.

Jim Kell

Jim Kell
Jim Keil passed away November 18, 2010. Jim held several positions in the DDA. He was a nightly director and also President. Jim grew up in Gainesville, Tx. and graduated from North Texas State University in 1964. He was 68 yr. old at time of death, was employed for the last 15 yr. at Kinko's (now FedEx Office). At the time of his death he had been living in Forney, Tx. with his wife of 45 yrs. Mary. He had two daughters, Melanie Bess & Susan Davis, four grandchildren.

Ray Loos | April 23, 1958 - October 21, 2011

It is with great saddness we inform you that Ray Loos, long time (25year) member of Cheap Shot and most recently of the Wanderers, passed away on October 21, 2011. He was a wonderful friend and teammate and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and two sons, Nick and Alex.

Dewey Tarkington

Dewey Tarkington, DDA# 3437, was a member of the DDA since 1978 and played on only 2 teams. He started on Doo Dahs, one of the first teams in the DDA. He captained that team through the 90's until it folded in 1999, He began playing for Who Cares about 2004 and played until he passed on February 7, 2009. Dewey passed away from an instantaneous massive heat attack. Survived by his wife Sarah and 2 daughters, Dewey was a great friend, and will be truly missed. 

Bill Hargis

Long-time DDA player and former nightly director and board member, Bill Hargis, passed away on January 5, 2010. Bill had been in the hospital for some time.

Below is Bill’s obituary from Brashears Funeral Home...

William Howard "Bill" Hargis, 58, of Carrollton, Texas, died January 5, 2010 at the Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton in Carrollton, Texas.

He was born June 20, 1951 at Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Earl Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Sandford Hargis. He was the owner of a financial service firm and a Presbyterian. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William Scott and Rachel Hargis of Austin, Texas and one brother and sister-in-law, Tom Earl and Sharon Hargis of Fairfax, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. Friday, January 8, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with The Reverend Georgia Senor officiating. Private interment will be in the Huntsville Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 603, Huntsville, Arkansas 72740-0603.


Jerry Yule

The DDA has been informed that long time dart thrower, piano player, and friend, Jerry Yule, passed away on July 13, 2007 of natural causes. More information about Jerry and his very interesting life can be found on his website at

Ricky Jones

We are greatly saddened as we inform you of the loss of a good friend and long-time dart player; Ricky Jones.

Ricky passed on June 12, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation was on Friday the 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with service at 4:00pm on Saturday, the 16th, at the Memorial Chapel at Restland (Walnut Street between TI Blvd & Greenville Avenue.

Ricky will be missed by all who knew him.

Ray Watkins

Ray Watkins, the DDA's longtime League Administrator, and all-around great dart player and good friend, passed away September 4, 2006. Ray will be sorely missed, and remembered, by all who knew him. Ray scheduled league play and ran the day to day business of the league for the past decade. His dedication to the sport, and good nature, will be remembered.


Mike Munoz

Mike Munoz, known to just about everyone whoever went to Sharky's as "Pops" passed away while watching tv on his couch covered peacefully with a blanket. Pops was an icon for many of the dart players in this area and will be missed ,but not forgotten. Veiwing & Rosary services are being held Thursday and Friday at Restland Funderal home. Thurs 2/16/06- 4pm to 8pm, Friday 2/17/06- 1pm to 4pm with the Rosary Service being held at 7pm. Mass will be held on Saturday at 1:30pm at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wylie. 404 N. Ballard is the address.

Claire Sindone

Claire Sindone passed away Friday January 20th, 2006. She was a long time member of our league. She was well known througout the league for bringing new players into the fold. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and many freinds. Visitation will be Tuesday 1/24 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Wildwood Chapel at Restland. Funeral will be Wednesday 1/25 10am at Restland.


Danny Martinelli

Long time DDA member Danny Martinelli passed away Wednesday 3/02/05. Danny was a member of the Tuesday A-1 team Close Enuff. He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. All our thoughts and prayers are with the Martinelli family and friends. Services will be held Saturday 3/5/2005 1pm at Jeter & Son Funeral Home. 4830 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas Texas.

Ray (R.B.) Bridgewater

Ray (R.B.) Bridgewater passed away on Monday, August 23, 2004. RB had played darts most recently out of Sharky's on Greenville Avenue, but had been fighting various health problems for some time. The funeral will be at 12:30 on Thursday, August 27, at the Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd, in Colleyville, TX (817)-281-8751. Visitation is Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm.

Terry Martinelli

The Martinelli family wants to let the DDA know that Terry Martinelli died unexpectantly on May 9, 2004. Terry has been a DDA member for many years, most recently with the "Cunning Linguists" and "Close Enough". Terry was a gentle giant with a quick smile and a dry wit and will be greatly missed.

John "Big John" Knowles

John "Big John" Knowles passed away on Thursday night, December 18, 2003, from liver complications.
Big John will be missed by all that knew him.

Jay Amato and Rick Kortie

Mike Pistorius, captain of Loaded Shooters (Jerami's) notified the DDA of the death of two of the long time players on the team Loaded Shooters.

Jay Amato had played with us for 20 years at his death in March of 2001.
Rick Kortie had also played many years for the Loaded Shooters at his death in March of 2003.
The Loaded Shooters (and the DDA) had the honor of having these two great guys play with us all those years, and they will be greatly missed.

Jayne Seymour

Tim Smeltzer (former DDA player) informed us that his wife, Jayne Seymour (another former DDA player) passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2003. Viewing will be on Friday May 16, 2003 (late evening), with the funeral on Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Texarkana Funeral Home, 3515 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX 75503, ph: 903-794-1200.

Ray Carter

The DDA was informed on April 25, 2002 that long time friend and dart player, Ray Carter, has passed away. Ray was most recently a member of "Wanderers", playing out of Kelly's in the Wednesday A1 division. Services were held at the Wylie cemetary at 3:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2002.

John Martinelli

The Martinelli family would like to let the rest of the DDA know that the brother of Danny and Terry Martinell , John Martinelli passed away on the morning of March 31, 2002. John was a member of the DDA for many years; most recently on the A-1 Championship team "Close Enuff" the last time he played in 1999 before health problems forced him to quit darts.

Johnny was well liked and always had a smile on his face. It was hard for him to be out of darts so we put his darts in the coffin with him. The family will try to have a memorial tournament in the near future to help Jackie buy a head stone for his grave. They will contact the DDA in the future with a time and place for the tournament.