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January 16, 1949 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
Chris Farley, age 74, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was born January 16, 1949 in Bluefield, West Virginia, the son of the late Silas Luther Farley and Adeline Hilton Farley.
He retired from General Motors after 30 years and then worked for NAPA for 25 years. He was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church. He loved his family dearly; they were the joy of his life. He especially loved spending time with his granddaughter, Hannah. He loved driving his truck “Big Red” and having his Red Man Chew.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Farley; his great-grandchild, Liam; two sisters and three brothers.
Those left to cherish and honor his memories include: his wife, Diann Farley of the home; his daughters, Tamara Farley, Shirley Farley both of Delaware, Jennifer Rudisill (Shawn), Brandi Coleman both of North Carolina;; his brother, Jim Farley (Margaret) of Alexander County; his sister-in-law, Margaret "Tiny" Farley; his grandchildren, Mary, Braelynn, Michael, Keirsten, Andrea, Christopher, Austin, Joshua, Jacob, Justin, Hannah; his great-grandchildren, Laine Grace, Daxton, Landon, Bailie, Maddox, Sylas, Austin Lee; a special nephew, Brian Farley (Alicia); and a number of other relatives.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Mark Bumgarner will officiate.
Memorials may be made to: Grace Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services are honored to be serving the family of Chris Farley.