Donald Farrar, 78

Mr. Donald Ray Farrar age 78 of Houston died peacefully at his home Saturday,  November 16.

Funeral services will be 10 am Wed Nov 20 under the Pavilion of Bogata Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 3-5 pm Tuesday at Wood Funeral   Home Bogata Texas.  Additionally a memorial service will be held at 1pm Sat Nov 23 in First Baptist Church of Cypress, 14515 Cypress North Houston, Cypress, Texas

Don was born Feb 4, 1935 in Houston in the Garden Villas section. His parents Foy Boyd Farrar and Minnie Elizabeth Shannon Farrar preceded him in death.

He married the former Opal Yvonne Brodie in June 1958. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy.  In 1957 Don began a 33 ½ year career in the energy field with Trunkline Gas Company of Cypress, Texas.  As he tired of the daily grind, corporate life and travel, Don took an early retirement package and later on started a pressure washing business with his son and worked until unable to continue in 2001.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years   Yvonne, his children Brenda Yvonne Weber, Elizabeth Kay Doebler and husband Steve and Don Farrar, Jr. ; 3 grandchildren and a brother Foy Douglas Farrar and wife Barbara all of Houston.

In July of this year after battling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for some time, Don was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer.  Near the end, he became weaker and hand no more strength to fight.

Don lived a great life and was always an active person who enjoyed camping, fishing, and outdoor activities.  Up until his last illness he enjoyed staying busy in his wood shop at home, exercising  the many talents he possessed.  He will be greatly missed by his entire family and large circle of friends.

Online condolences may be made to www. woodfuneralhomes.com

  1. Robert and Sharon Ray says:

    We were so sad to hear of Don’s death. Ours prays are with you. So sad to lose yet another neighbor.

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