November 30, 1934 - April 7, 2017
Mr. John William Farr, Jr., age 82, of Rome, GA and formerly of Trenton, GA, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Farr was born in Cedartown, GA on October 30, 1934. Mr. Farr graduated from Pepperell High School in Lindale in 1953 where he played football. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Mr. Farr was employed for a number of years as a Lineman with Georgia Power, prior to his retirement. Following his retirement from Georgia Power, he was employed with Aramco, which took him to Saudi Arabia for work. He developed a loved for golf later in his years, winning several tournaments in our area. After living in Trenton, GA for a number of years, he recently moved back to Rome and has been attending First Baptist Church of Lindale. Mr. Farr was a member of American Legion Post #106 in Trenton. Preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Betty Stephens Farr; parents John William Farr, Sr. and Clara Tomlin Farr; step-father James Byron Erwin; Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lanham Farr, Rome; a daughter, Jill Farr Gordon, and her husband, Christopher, Rome; a son, Tommy Farr, and his wife, Becky, Douglasville; a step-son, Andy Stephens, Chattanooga, TN; 2 grandsons, Jamison Farr, Douglasville, and Tory Nix, Brunswick; a great grandson, Logan Nix, Brunswick; 3 half-brothers, Mike Erwin, Hobe Sound, FL, David Erwin, Gaylesville, AL, and Lonnie Farr, Pearland, TX; nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Trenton First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Cantrell and Bro. Robert Golf officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post #106, 13205 N. Main Street, Trenton, GA 30752.
Mr. John William Farr, Jr., age 82, of Rome, GA and formerly of Trenton, GA, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Farr was born in Cedartown, GA on October 30, 1934.... View Obituary & Service Information
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