Kirksey Funeral Home

406 Lenoir Road, Morganton, NC


Roderick Farnsworth

May 24, 1950January 11, 2020

Mr. Roderick Owen Farnsworth, 69, of Morganton, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care with family by his side. He was born on May 24, 1950 in Cass County, North Dakota to the late Edgar S. Farnsworth and Della Marie Nelson Farnsworth. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Farnsworth. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Teresa Lowman, brother; Mike Farnsworth, grandchildren; Dj Pierce and wife Jana, Brandon Lingerfelt and significant other Taylor Crowder and Leeah Lowman. A Celebration honoring the life of Mr. Farnsworth will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Roderick Owen Farnsworth.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 18, 2020


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Anne Hochreiter

January 19, 2020

Such a sweet guy. We all hung around together with his sweet parents when he was a USMC. God bless. Will miss your sweet words of friendship.