Mr. George Carle "Jimmy" Farrow, age 82 of Durham, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Croasdaile Villiage Nursing Facility.
George Carle Farrow was born March 5, 1939, to the late Roland and Jessie Edwards Farrow. George was also preceded in death by his sisters, Swannie Marie Chavis and Norma Ruth Jackson. He entered into eternal rest on August 31, 2021, at Croasdaile Village, Durham N.C.
George, affectionately known as “Jimmy”, was raised in Chatham County and was a graduate of Horton High School in Pittsboro, N.C. Jimmy joined Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at a young age and remained a faithful member until he answered God’s call. He joyfully sang with the Male Chorus and was a Trustee Emeritus.
George enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 and for numerous years, he was stationed in Hawaii as a Signal Support Systems Officer. He spoke fondly of his time in Hawaii, especially about the scenery and culture. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he served in the North Carolina National Guard for 25 years retiring with the rank of Sergeant.
George was employed for many years as a commercial brick mason where he assisted in building many of the retail centers, universities, prisons, etc. in the Raleigh/Durham area. After retiring from the construction industry, George found joy as a cook at Roy’s Kountry Kitchen, a local soul food restaurant in Durham, N.C. He enjoyed conversing with the patrons and never met a stranger. In his senior years as a resident at Chatham Ridge Assistant Living, George volunteered as a security officer making sure that the facility was well-guarded. He leaves a legacy of exemplary work ethics for his family and former co-workers.
For many years, George was a member of the St. Mark Community Lodge # 829, Pittsboro N.C. where he served in various positions.
One of George’s favorite passions was sports. At Horton High School and in his community, George was known as an outstanding baseball and football player. His high school teammates called him “Rooster Block” for his hard-hitting blocking tactics. These hard-hitting blocks earned him an induction into the Horton High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. He was an avid, competitive, and trophy-winning bowler participating in many tournaments throughout the country. For many years, he bowled in leagues at Wellons Village Lanes in Durham, N.C. He found joy listening to all kinds of music especially gospel, blues, and jazz.
George loved making people laugh. His keen sense of humor and the way he teased people will be missed by everybody. You were special if he called you “ugly.”
George leaves to mourn his wife of 58 years, Annie Carol Fearrington Farrow of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three daughters, Tawana Farrow of Durham, N.C., Tonja Farrow-Nickerson (Ernest) of Durham, N.C. and Terra Farrow of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a son-in-love Stanley Hackney of Durham, N.C. George had seven grandchildren, LaTia, Terrance, Jessica, AnTwan, Tangeneima, Evan, and Kennedy; two great-grandchildren, Tyree and Tilyn; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Williams and Mamie Seymour (Galento) and a host of other relatives and friends. Although not brothers by blood, Gene, Edward, Clyde, and Rondie Clemons embraced “Jimmy” like a brother.
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