- BORN: July 13, 1933
- DIED: November 24, 2013
Mr. Farrington passed away November 24, 2013. He was born and raised in Shongaloo, LA. After graduating from Evergreen High School in 1953, Chuck immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he served as a Military Policeman. After service, he followed his brother, Harold, to Farmerville to work on drilling rigs. While here, he met his future wife, Sherry Denton Farrington. After marriage, they resided in Marion, LA. Here he began his lifelong career in the Monroe Oil and Gas Field in 1962 with Southwest Gas Co. in Haile, LA. Currently he was the co-owner of this same operation; now, Drake Energy Corp., where he continued to work until his passing. He raised his family in the Wards Chapel community.
He preached for 13 years at Wards Chapel Church of Christ and later, many years at the Lillie Church of Christ where he preached his last sermon in February of this year.
His hobbies were fishing, bird hunting, working on projects in his shop and being with family. He had a great love for music and playing the guitar, but his greatest love of all was preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chuck was known for being a dependable and dedicated family man who always put the needs of his family first and asked for nothing in return. He will be missed.
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life…” I Timothy 6:12
He is preceded in death by his parents, Grady Farrington and Jewel Farrington; and one brother, Harold Farrington of Houston, TX.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Sherry Farrington; one son, Brad Farrington of Spencer, LA; one daughter, Brenda Farrington of Farmerville, LA; two sisters, Virginia Roberts and husband, Bernard of Shongaloo, LA; Lavonne Myers of Savannah, GA; numerous nieces and nephews; special neighbors and lifelong friends, Dan and Totsy Albritton; and he shared a close working friendship with Dewey Roberson of Haile, LA.
Pallbearers are Robbie Williams, Lanny Parker, James Kyle, March Davidson, Rick Shirey and Jerry Ginn.
Honorary pallbearers are Derl Upshaw and Dewey Roberson.
Visitation will be from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel