OBITUARY

Dwight "D.R." Farr Jr.

September 15, 1940August 8, 2013
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Dwight attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS before entering the U.S. Marine Corps in September, 1957. He was honorably discharged on January 8, 1961. In November of 1961 he began his career at General Motors. He quickly rose through the ranks of UAW Local 31 to become Shop Chairman for several years. The International Union, UAW, in Detroit appointed him to a position in Detroit as an International Representative. Dwight loved the UAW and helping people to enrich their lives as General Motors employees. He was a true Union soldier! After spending several years working in Detroit, the UAW transferred him to Shreveport, LA, where he worked until his retirement from General Motors and the UAW. Shreveport has been his home for the last 26 years. Dwight has always stayed active with his family and friends during hunting trips, fishing expeditions, bowling, golfing, playing pool and playing cards (mostly POKER!). He loved gardening, working in his yard, and cruising the neighborhood on his golf cart with his furry children, Tillie and Molly. He loved to help them hunt for squirrels. Other spare time was spent at EVERY sporting goods store, golf store and pawn shop. In recent years some of his fondest moments have been spent with his grandchildren and children. He was especially fond of his hunting trips to Arkansas with his sons, and was very impatiently awaiting opening day of the deer-hunting season! Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight R. Farr, Sr. and Wanetta Liveley Farr. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Becky Farr, his children: Dwight R. Farr, III; Steven D. Farr (Marie); Debora W. Razzouq (Peter); Eric P. Farr; Derrick P. Farr (Melissa); twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one more on the way; several nieces and nephews; he will be greatly missed by HIS constant companion, his dachshund Tillie.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Dwight "D.R." Farr Jr.

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Ron Burnley

September 6, 2013

My condolences to the Farr family. I regret that I was unable to say goodbye to my cousin in which I hunted & fished with for a lifetime. Dwight Sr. always made me feel as though DR and I were more than cousins, but brothers. At this time, I too was having cardio issues. Ron Burnley

Ralph Holley

September 3, 2013

RIP Dwight. Although we sat on opposite sides of the Table, I remember you as an Honorable and Professional Representative. May your Family find peace.
-Ralph D. Holley, Labor Relations Supervisor, Guide Corporation, Monroe, LA.

Sami Kelley

August 19, 2013

Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of D.R.'s passing. He had become a dear friend to our family. We looked forward to his visits during deer season. He truly loved to hunt and spend time in the outdoors. I was so amazed when he returned a few years back that he remembered the day I (Sami) killed my first deer from 20 plus years ago, he remembered as much about it as I did. Our family is proud to have given D.R. and the boys and families a place to stay together in Arkansas for them to have quality family time. We will miss him. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dennis, Sami, Colton, and Brooklyn Kelley

Gerri Gullion

August 18, 2013

Dear Becky, Rusty and family. So sorry to hear about Dwight (D.R.) as he liked to be addressed. We had some really good times at the UAW and he will be missed by many many friends and families in this area. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Know you are loved....Gerri Gullion

Ed Murphy

August 17, 2013

To Rusty and Steve, you are in my thoghts and prayers. May you be in peace.

Bill Anderson

August 16, 2013

My deepest condolences to all the family of Dwight Farr. I remember him well at GM Fairfax. He worked hard and fought hard for a livable contract for all UAW 31 members.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Bob

August 16, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Farr. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Cheryl Clendenny

August 16, 2013

So sorry Rusty about your dad.. you and your family are in my prayers.

Susan Sparks Boswell Insurance

August 15, 2013

Becky, I am so sorry to see that Dwight has passed away...please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 15, 2013

Dwight and Russell I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Chris Rollins