Farming Rural 18

Walter Farrar, Sr.

May 25, 1930 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 89)


Mr. Walter Farrar, Sr., age 89 of 834 Mitchell Chapel Church Rd., Pittsboro, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Mr. Walter Farrar entered this world on May 25, 1930. He departed on the wings of an Angel in the early morning on May 7, 2020. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Booker T. Washington Farrar and Connie Phillips Farrar in Chatham County, NC.

He was an active member of Alston Chapel Holiness Church serving on the Trustee Board, Pastoral Care committee, Male Chorus, Senior Choir, Usher Board, and the Kitchen Committee. He was also a founding member of the Joyettes gospel choir.    He was often called when things went wrong with
the church facility and parsonage to make repairs which he was glad to do.   In 2013, he stepped down from many of his official duties to care for his wife after a stroke.    Over the past seven years, he was the primary caretaker for his wife assuring that her needs were met. 

A man not to be influenced by others, he was an avid provider for his family and believed in the value of hard work. He was known for his skills as a sawyer. From a young boy under the guidance of his father, he learned the skills of a sawyer. From then until his retirement, he was well known for his
expertise as a sawyer. He could look at the size of a tree and could immediately tell the number of boards it would produce. He cut and chopped wood for heating until the age of 87. Each of his grandsons experienced working with Pa in cutting wood and loading the truck. Each of them would complain about how hard they worked at the end of the day while Pa felt that it was just a regular day of work.

His passions were cooking and gardening.  He was known for the large quantities of vegetables he produced annually and especially for his turnip green patch.   He expressed his love by cooking for family and friends.  Every Sunday, his children could be assured of a home-cooked meal.    

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Alston Farrar who passed, 23 days before him; three brothers, London Farrar, Johnny Farrar, and Bennie Farrar.

He leaves to cherish his memories, 6 daughters Kay Frances Carter, Amanda Williams, Vanessa Farrar (Stan), Pamela Hinton (Michael), Beverly Farrar and Bridget Williams (Lee), one son, Walter Farrar (Donna), ten grandchildren – Jeffrey Taylor, Brandon Farrar(Natascha), Derrick Jeffries (Adrienne),
Whitney Farrar, Christopher Farrar, Bradley Jeffries (Candace), Jasmine Farrar (Percy), Malique Farrar  (Arlene), Sherell Morrison, and Chasity Stallard. He also leaves 16 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Lillie Jones and Faye Leach (Raymond); four brothers: Frank Farrar, Julius Farrar, Charlie Farrar (Lydia) and Jimmy Farrar (Euphemia); one brother in law Edward Alston (Barbara), and one sister in law Patricia Alston.

Professional Services Entrusted to:  Knotts Funeral Home - Pittsboro

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Funeral Service
May 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Knotts Funeral Home
50 Masonic Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

May 11, 2020

Lynn Memorial Cemetery at Mitchell Chapel Church
1085 Mitchell Chapel Church Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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