Charles D. “Charlie” Farr, 89, Hays, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his home.
He was born March 9, 1927, seven miles west of Stockton, to Roy and Ellen (Look) Farr. He was a graduate of Stockton High School.
He married Darlene B. Buss on Aug. 28, 1949, in Stockton. He worked for the State of Kansas and in 1951 he started working for Lane Wells, where he would remain for the next 23 years. He worked for Great Guns for three years, and then went on to work at Liberty Enterprises for the next 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the end of World War II.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, was a life member of the Stockton Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a founding member of the Thursday morning coffee club that met at Daylight Donuts.
He enjoyed to hunt, fish, collect barb wire, and take drives to check his wells and the family farm.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, of the home; two daughters; Karol Chaffee and Jerry Wilson, WaKeeney, and Cindy Farr, Ogallah; a brother, Donald Farr and wife, Georgia, Stockton; a stepbrother, Gordon McCauley, Hays; two grandsons, Brent Chaffee and Neal Chaffee; and his nieces and nephews, Linda Ballard, Sharon Gutierrez, Kenneth Burge, and Steven Farr.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Alan Farr; and a sister and her husband, Margaret and Charlie Burge.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Hays; inurnment in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard and the Hays American Legion Riders. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or Hays VFW Honor Guard, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.