OBITUARY

Hugh John Farrell III

August 10, 1932September 21, 2013
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Hugh John Farrell III was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 10, 1932 and passed away peacefully on September 21, 2013. Proud of his Woodrow Wilson Wildcats, Tremont Kids, UT Longhorns, Irish roots, Texas birth and State Fair ribbons for his photos, Hugh John Farrell III is lovingly survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Chewning Farrell of Rockwall; daughters Melissa Holloway (Randy), Houston; Cathy Wilson (Rod), Dallas; Sharon Van Buskirk (Jeff), Dallas, and Kim Ursery (Jerry), Garland; grandchildren Heather, Nikki, Brandee, Joseph and Sarah; great-grandchildren Brooke, Brandon, Bryce, Rylee, Payton and Judeska; brother-in-law Jack Chewning and wife Sue of California; two nieces, Elizabeth and Carolyn, and their families, also of California; and a multitude of dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Hugh John Farrell II and Mildred Althea Wilcox, and his sister, Mary Antonia "Toni" Miller. Attended the University of Texas and graduated from what later became UT-Arlington, he earned a BBA in Business and immediately started his long career with Texas Instruments. In later years, he helped out with the family business, Morticians of the Southwest magazine. Retirement brought more opportunities for Hugh and Nancy to travel the country, checking in on lifelong friends and far-flung family. We’ll treasure all that you brought to our lives. Thank you for loving us and letting us love you. Visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, September 26 at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society; Faith Presbyterian Hospice, 550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas TX 75216; or Woodrow Wilson High School Foundation, www.woodrowfoundation.org or P.O. Box 140062, Dallas TX 75214-0062.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Hugh John Farrell III

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J. GLORE

September 26, 2013

It was always a pleasure to see Hugh and Nancy at the State Fair or at the Dallas Arboretum. Either winning or losing when submitting his accomplished photography, Hugh always remaind humble and gracious.

Liz Gray

September 26, 2013

Dear Nancy and family,

Hugh hired me when I went to work for TI. He was an incredible boss. We had a lot of fun working on the QC line (Phyllis, Reida and I) working for Hugh. He was funny, considerate and kind, as well as simply a super nice guy. I had not seen him in years but we talked not too awful long ago and shared a lot of laughs and TI'er memories. May he rest in peace. My sympathy to your family at this sad time .

Janell Mirochna

September 25, 2013

So sorry to hear this sad news. What a dear man. My heart goes out to you, Nancy, Sharon, Melissa, Cathy, Kim and all the family. Love to you all.

Jim Rountree

September 25, 2013

Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. I have met you at the TI Health Care meeting in Plano. We worked together for may years and I always enjoyed being with him. May God bless you and your family.
Jim Rountree

September 25, 2013

Hugh was a long time friend as well as Nancy. We had lots of memories.
Jerry Miller

Logan Curtright

September 25, 2013

So sorry to hear of your families loss. Sending love and prayers to you all.

Lucy Hight

September 25, 2013

Dear Nancy,
So sad to hear the news about Hugh. I will always remember him as one of the friendliest guys in our ND group and always so happy. We will all miss him. Lucy Hight

Bryan and Jennifer Munson

September 24, 2013

Incredibly saddened to hear this news about Hugh's passing. My wife and I consider ourselves incredibly fortunate when we bought our house next door to Hugh and Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and all of their children. If you need anything from us you know where to find us.

September 24, 2013

I have lost a lifelong friend. May Hugh rest in peace.
Dana "Bitsy" Welborne Pickett

Ken Whittaker

September 24, 2013

Mr. Farrell and his wife Nancy will long be remembered and appreciated for all that they did with Morticians of the Southwest, the funeral service publication that was near and dear to so many funeral service professionals in this part of the country for so many years. We in funeral service, all miss the magazine and will always love and appreciate the dedication Hugh and Nancy put in to keeping us informed and up-to-date on what was going on in our profession across the Southwest. Our thoughts and prayers and memories will long be with the family and we thank you for all you did for funeral service.