Wendell Lloyd Farrar, age 78 of Oronogo, Mo. passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Wendell was born on August 27, 1940 in Newton County, Mo. at his grandmother’s farm, the son of Revie and Nadine (Boyd) Farrar. He has been a lifetime area resident. Wendell worked for Fleming Foods for 19 years before he went to work as a skilled crafter for the Joplin R-8 School District, retiring in 2000. He was a Deacon at Carterville First Baptist Church.
He married Joyce Bardmass on July 27, 1962, she survives. Additional survivors include two sons; Kelly Farrar and wife Lisa of Webb City, Mo., Scott Farrar and wife Michelle of Bridgeport, Tx., four sisters; Sue Routledge of Joplin, Carlene Kienzle of Joplin, Delores Turner of Galena, Ks., Reva Wallace of Seneca, Mo., five grandchildren; Micah Settlemire, Ty Farrar, Madison Farrar, Joshua Farrar, Sarah Farrar, four great-grandchildren; Grayson, Greckyn, Emersen and Emilia, and many nieces and nephews.
Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Jimmy Farrar and Danny Farrar, three sisters; Donna McKeel, Vicki Prince, Doris Cole, and one grandchild, Hayden Farrar.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.