James Farley

James Farley

March 30, 1931 - April 15, 2015

James Farley, 84, departed this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by family at his home in Corbin, Kentucky. 

Born March 30, 1931, in Leslie County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late John Farley and Mae Boggs Farley.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Shirley Ruth Pennington Farley and two daughters: Janet Armstrong of Loudon, TN, and Sharon Stidham of Corbin, KY.  He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Jessica Hamilton and husband Zach of Ooltewah, TN, Heather Tabata and husband Mark of Hazard, KY, and Jeremy James Armstrong of Columbus, OH, and his faithful dog, MAX.

The oldest of five children, he is survived by his four sisters: Gladys Thomas and husband Denver of Milton, WV, Pearlie Thacker and husband Bailey of Lancaster, KY, Rachel Eberman and husband John of Louisville, KY, and Elaine Baker of Yeadiss, KY.

He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service to his country, including times of conflict in Korea and Vietnam.  He worked in landscaping after retirement.  He enjoyed being with family, church, gardening, and fishing.

He was a member of Keavy Church of Christ where he served as an elder, song leader, and teacher.

He was a blessing in his family’s lives, loved by many, and will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rob Thurmond and Mark Tabata officiating.  Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery with Jeremy James Armstrong, Zach Hamilton, John Eberman V, Jeff Pennington, Mike Lewis, Corbin Pennington, Jr., Orie Pennington, and Elbert Baker serving as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 P.M. Friday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • G.FORD
    Posted at 19:42h, 22 April Reply

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. All of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34;18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. And you can also visit jw.org for more comfort .Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  • vicki Amburgey Pridemore
    Posted at 00:05h, 03 May Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet man who I have so many memories from my high school years. My thoughts and prayers for all the family

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