OBITUARY

Robert Harrison Farley

March 7, 1932February 1, 2019

Robert Harrison Farley, 86, of Chatham, passed away on Friday February 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1932 in Springfield to Robert H. and Frances E. Wilkerson Farley. Robert married Bonnie Victor in Decatur on December 27, 1962 and she survives.

Survived by 7 Children: Bobbie Kindler (husband John) of Sarasota Florida, Rick Farley (wife Judy) of Riverton; David Watson (wife Cheryl) of Springfield; Kevin Farley of Springfield; Steven Farley; Ronald Theobald (wife Judy) of Chatham; Renee Lonergan (husband Paul) of Chatham; and 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-great Grandchild, two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother Sonny Farley and two grandsons.

Bob had a very versatile career. He was a Commerical Pilot, an Operating Engineer for Local 965 and a Business Agent for Operating Engineers Local 965. A Wonderful mechanic he fixed lawnmowers for his neighbors. Robert also purchased old bicycles at auctions, fixed them, and gave to children in need.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, with burial to follow at Chatham Cemetery. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Bisch West. Please visit the online ‘Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Wednesday, February 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert Harrison Farley

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Frank Surgis

February 5, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing, I spoke with him around Christmas time and all seemed to be well. Bob and Bonnie were like parents to me. They have been there for me 35 plus years. They have fed me, put a roof over my head, listened to all my problems and always given me sound advice. In my wild youthful days almost everyone turned their back on me, but not Bob and Bonnie, they always saw the good in me and believed in me even if I didn't believe in myself. I loved him and I will always remember and miss him.

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Biography

Robert Harrison Farley, 86, of Chatham, passed away on Friday February 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1932 in Springfield to Robert H. and Frances E. Wilkerson Farley. Robert married Bonnie Victor in Decatur on December 27, 1962 and she survives.

Survived by 7 Children: Bobbie Kindler (husband John) of Sarasota Florida, Rick Farley (wife Judy) of Riverton; David Watson (wife Cheryl) of Springfield; Kevin Farley of Springfield; Steven Farley; Ronald Theobald (wife Judy) of Chatham; Renee Lonergan (husband Paul) of Chatham; and 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-great Grandchild, two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother Sonny Farley and two grandsons.

Bob had a very versatile career. He was a Commerical Pilot, an Operating Engineer for Local 965 and a Business Agent for Operating Engineers Local 965. A Wonderful mechanic he fixed lawnmowers for his neighbors. Robert also purchased old bicycles at auctions, fixed them, and gave to children in need.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, with burial to follow at Chatham Cemetery. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Bisch West. Please visit the online ‘Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.