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George Farrow

February 1, 1933 - July 5, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Church Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church

Memorial Service: 10a, Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church

Dick was born in Kay County, Oklahoma, to Linn Proxy Farrow and Ollie (Roach) Farrow on February 1, 1933, youngest of six children. He died July 5, 2019, having been in declining health for several years. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, and son Rick Linn Farrow. He is survived by his wife Sue; son Robb (Terri); grandson Ryan (Stephanie); granddaughter Jamie (Paul); step-granddaughter Sarah (Josh); step-grandson Zach; five great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ann Farrow and Debbie Baker (Tom); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick served in the army, where he qualified as a sniper. He was in C Company, 4th Battalion, Special Forces, and attached to the 1st Division Marines for Reconnaissance Duty Korea 1951-1953. He was a short- term POW. He was “chosen” as a ski instructor while serving in Alaska and was honorably discharged as a corporal. In Wichita he worked for Boeing Aircraft and played short stop on their semi-pro baseball team. Dick hired on at TWA as a sheet metal mechanic, taking a pay cut to do so; he retired as Supervisor-Hanger Bay Operations.

He married Sue Cunningham in 1980, and he and Rick moved to Liberty. Dick was a 50-year member of Independence Lodge #76, AF&AM, serving as Master in 1984. He served as Worthy Patron in Jewell Chapter #492, O.E.S., in 1986 and 1988. He was a member of Scottish Rite, Ararat Shrine and its Legion of Honor.

In 2000 he was baptized and joined Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and sang in the choir. The early years of retirement were spent camping, fishing, traveling, and attending bluegrass festivals. The last month of his life he talked about planting a garden, catching crappie for a fish fry for the Bunco group, and a barbeque for the family. He was always willing to share stores and loved to laugh.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63131, or Noah’s Ark Christian Pre-school, c/o Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church, 501 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

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