Funeral services for Mr. John Malon Farrar, Jr. were held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service was Rev. Connie Smith. Burial followed in Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Farrar passed away September 7, 2013 in Longview, Tx at the age of 89. Mr. Farrar was born in Lillie on December 1, 1923.
He graduated from Bernice High School in 1941 and attended Louisiana Tech majoring in Chemical Engineering. He spent two years in the navy during WWII and served in the Pacific Theatre. Upon returning to Tech, he completed his studies and graduated in February of 1948. At the time he joined Lion Oil Research in El Dorado, Ar.
In December 1948, he married Maggie Faye Patton and they were blessed with two sons, John and Greg. In 1960, he transferred to Monsanto Co. Research in St. Louis. His last move was to Monsanto Chemical Co. near Alvin, Tx where he worked in research and process technology. He retired in 1989 as a process specialist with 42 years service.
He moved to Ruston as his retirement home. In his lifetime, Mr. Farrar enjoyed a number of hobbies: hunting, fishing, baseball, photography, flower gardening and travel. He was a long time member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. To participate in the services with good friends was a highlight of his retirement years. For several years, he also enjoyed basketball and football at Louisiana Tech. He was a member of the Lion’s Club for five years.
Mr. Farrar was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brother, Gerald Farrar.
Mr. Farrar is survived by his sons: John Farrar and wife Ida of Longview, Tx and Lt. Col. Greg P. Farrar of Washington, DC; one granddaughter: Kayla Farrar; one niece: Jann Farrar of Monroe and one nephew: Ken Farrar of Farmerville.
Visitation was held at Owens Memorial Chapel Thursday, September 12, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Planned memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or to the Lisbon Cemetery fund.