John William Farr, Jr., 82, of Rome, formerly of Trenton, died April 7, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mr. Farr was born in Cedartown, Georgia, on October 30, 1934, son of the late John William Farr Sr. and the late Clara Tomlin Farr. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, James Byron Erwin, and by his wife of 39 years, Betty Stephens Farr.
Mr. Farr graduated in 1953 from Pepperell High School in Lindale, 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. He was employed as a lineman with Georgia Power. Following his retirement from Georgia Power, he was employed with Aramco, for which he worked in Saudia Arabia.
He developed a love for golf later in his years, winning several tournaments in our area. After living in Trenton, for many years, he had recently moved to Rome, where he attended First Baptist Church of Lindale. Mr. Farr was a member of American Legion Post 106 in Trenton.
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 stepson, Andy Stephens, Chattanooga; two grandsons, Jamison Farr, Douglasville, and Tory Nix, Brunswick; a great-grandson, Logan Nix, Brunswick; three half-brothers, Mike Erwin of Hobe Sound, Florida, and David Erwin, Gaylesville, Alabama, and Lonnie Farr, Pearland, Texas;and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17, at East View Cemetery in Rome. The Rev. Eddie Cantrell will officiate with the American Legion Post Honor Guard extending military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 106, 13205 N. Main Street, Trenton, Ga. 30752.
Arrangements by Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, Rome, Georgia.