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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

Michael Sidney McFarland

October 15, 1947May 9, 2020

COLUMBIA –Michael S. McFarland, 72, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. Graveside service will be private in Elmwood Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date. A livestream of the funeral service will begin at 10:55 a.m. on Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel’s Facebook page.

Born in Lexington, SC on October 15, 1947, he was a son of the late James B. McFarland, Sr. and Helen S. McFarland.

Michael was a 1965 graduate of Olympia High School and was a manager and designer at Rosewood Florist for many years. He was past president of the SC Florist Association, SC Teleflora Unit and the Midlands Florist Association. Michael was also a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his son, Andrew P. McFarland; daughter, Kelly M. Wooten (Jered); granddaughters, Candace, Sydnee, Riley, and Sadie; grandson, Alexander; sister, Susan Mueller; sisters-in-law, Connie McFarland and Faye Kunkle (Don); and brother-in-law, Wyman Watts.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his bride, Sadie Watts McFarland; his brothers, James B. McFarland, Earl Mueller and Dwight Hayes; and sister, Melanie Hayes.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1127 Olympia Avenue, Columbia, SC 29201; or, support a local florist by sending an arrangement to someone you love.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Facebook Livestream

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • Private Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

Memories

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Savanda Farmer

May 12, 2020

Andrew, Kelly and family, my heartfelt sympathies are with you. The memories I have of Mike always brings a smile to my heart. I loved him because he was so honest, kind, and open to share his talents. He was genuine. I learn so much from him on many occasions about what I needed to do in the floral business and in life. I respected him so much. Fond memories of him will always be with me as I remember & reenact the many chapters of Rosewood Florist!!! We couldn’t help but love Sadie and you both, because his love for you was contagious! Savanda, Isaac, and Steven Farmer

Robin Collins

May 12, 2020

What a wonderful man Mike was! He was intelligent, talented, loyal and a hoot!
Loved working with him at Rosewood Florist and learned quite a lot from him. His sense of humor was a bright spot during busy days.
Mike loved his family, which was evident whenever he spoke of them. Knowing him certainly enriched my life.
Continued prayers for all his family~
Robin Collins 🌼

Tommy Cross

May 11, 2020

Andrew, Kelly, and Family,
I'm so sorry. Mike was loved by everyone in the community and especially in the floral industry. I have fond memories of our times together. My thoughts and love are with you and the family.
Tommy Cross

Sandra Harrison

May 9, 2020

Susan, Kelly and Andrew, I want each of you to know how saddened I am to learn about Mike's passing. The McFarland family has been a great part of my life for many years and I love all of you. I lift all of you up in my thought and prayers and if there is anything that I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know. Mike knew that he was very special to me and he touched so many lives. I am a better person for having known him. Love, Sandra Caulder Harrison

Charles Russell

May 9, 2020

With love and appreciation for a lifetime of friendship and loyalty.
All our Sympathy and love to our Godchildren Andrew and Kelly.
Charles and Mary

Mandy Linger

May 9, 2020

Sending heartfelt love and sympathy... it was enjoyable seeing him on occasion .. always smiling.. thinking of you kelly and the girls... ❤

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