Obituaries May 20 — Farrington

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 05:00 PM.

George William Farrington

Mr. George William Farrington, 78, passed away May 19, 2014. He was born May 5, 1936, in Basin Bayou, Fla., to Torrance and Sophia Furnier Farrington.

Mr. Farrington was a resident of Freeport. He was Baptist by faith and a member of the Freeport First Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons and taught the Men’s  Bible Class. He worked as a bookkeeper at the Freeport Oil Terminal, at Frank’s Cash and Carry and also as plant manager at the Freeport Middle School. He enjoyed working in the yard and studying his Bible.

Mr. Farrington is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Virginia Wood and infant sister, and one brother, Goodloe Farrington.

Mr. Farrington is survived by his loving wife of 51 years,  Mary Sue Farrington of Freeport; son, George Richard Farrington and wife Robin Lynn of Freeport; daughter, Dinah Sue Decker and husband Jay “Moose” of Barbaraville, Ky.; brothers, David Farrington and wife Mary of Freeport, and James Farrington and wife Bertha of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Margie Clark of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jean Rollins of Fort Walton Beach; grandchildren, Julie Farrington, Amber Nicole Decker., Joshua Decker, Justin Decker, Mike Maddock and Ben Flanigan; and great-grandchildren, Lillie, Ray, Madison, Alyss, Dillan, Mason and Danielle.

A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 21 at  Freeport First Baptist Church, 430 Kylea Laird Road.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. May 24 at Hatcher Cemetery with Pastor Sam Dunaway officiating.

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