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Clarence A. “Chuck” Farrington (11-28-2013)
Funeral services for Mr. Clarence A. “Chuck” Farrington, 80, of Farmerville were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville with Bro. Larry White officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Hill/Taylor Cemetery near Farmerville under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mr. Farrington passed away November 24, 2013. He was born and raised in Shongaloo, La. After graduating from Evergreen High School in 1953, Chuck immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. After service, he followed his brother, Harold, to Farmerville to work on drilling rigs. He met his future wife, Sherry Denton Farrington. After marriage, they resided in Marion, LA. Here he began his lifelong career in the Monroe Oil and Gas Field in 1962 with Southwest Gas Co. in Haile, La. He was the co-owner of this same operation; now, Drake Energy Corp., He raised his family in the Wards Chapel community. He preached for 13 years at Wards Chapel Church of Christ and later, at the Lillie Church of Christ where he preached his last sermon in February of this year. His hobbies were fishing, bird hunting, working on projects in his shop and being with family. He had a great love for music and playing the guitar, but his greatest love of all was preaching. Chuck was known for being a dependable and dedicated family man who always put the needs of his family first and asked for nothing in return. He will be missed. “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.” I Timothy 6:12 He is preceded in death by his parents, Grady Farrington and Jewel Farrington; and one brother, Harold Farrington of Houston, Tx.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Sherry Farrington; one son, Brad Farrington of Spencer, La; one daughter, Brenda Farrington of Farmerville, La; two sisters, Virginia Roberts and husband, Bernard of Shongaloo, La; Lavonne Myers of Savannah, Ga; numerous nieces and nephews; special neighbors and lifelong friends, Dan and Totsy Albritton; and he shared a close working friendship with Dewey Roberson of Haile, La. Pallbearers were Robbie Williams, Lanny Parker, James Kyle, March Davidson, Rick Shirey and Jerry Ginn. Honorary pallbearers were Derl Upshaw and Dewey Roberson.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home Chapelfarrarfuneralhomeonline.com.