Monday, May 31, 2010

Robert Farish

Robert O’Neal Farish, age 97 passed away May 31, 2010 at Webb House Retirement Center in Smithville, TN. He was born September 29, 1912 in Neshoba County, MS.

He was retired from Louisville Public Schools as Director of Maintenance. He was also the former owner of Robert O. Farish Plumbing & Electric which was a Plumbing, Electrical, and Air Conditioning Firm. He also owned and operated a retail appliance store.

After retirement, he started a photography business, and he photographed in excess of 850 weddings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Miller Farish & Lura E. Hickman Farish of Noxapater, MS, one sister Ruth Farish Wilson of Lewisburg, TN, and his grandson, Robert Tyler Miller Farish of Owasso, OK.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Bane Farish of Smithville, TN, daughter Faye Iverlett and husband Spencer of Smithville, TN, one son Wayne Farish and wife Helen Ruth of Owasso, OK, grandson Neal Iverlett and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro, TN, granddaughter Kim Dykes and husband Wayne of Owasso, OK, great grand children, Briley and Brennan Iverlett of Murfreesboro, TN, Aubrey, Ben, and Sammy Dykes of Owasso, OK, sisters Agnes Bridges of Louisville, MS, and Sybil Cotton of Kennewick, WA.

He was a long time member of Noxapater Baptist Church. He was a former member and Deacon of Union Ridge Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 5th, at 11:00 AM until funeral services at 3:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Interment will be at Union Ridge Cemetery near Noxapater, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Union Ridge Cemetery Fence Fund. Memorials may be mailed to Jamie Clark, 1769 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, MS 39346 marked in honor of Robert O. Farish.