Was retired out of the U.S. Navy where he was a veteran of WWII and Korean war, he was also Chief of Police in South Shore for ten years and retired from the State of Kentucky school system. He was active being a Kentucky Colonel and past Commander of American Legion Post #276 in South Shore, Kentucky, and post #471 in Portsmouth. He also attended many Veterans events at Post #23 in Portsmouth. He served as a deacon at the First Christian Church in South Shore, Ky.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Van Lawson and Leonard Farley; and one sister, Thelma Chinn.
Survived by his wife of 60 years, Pauline Brown Farley; two sons and their wives, Charles (Kathy) Farley, Dewayne (Linda) Farley both of South Shore, Kentucky; two daughters, Rosemary (John) McFarland of Lexington, Ky. and Darlene Herter of South Shore, Ky.; and one brother, Homer Farley of Portland, Ore.
A beloved grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday Feb. 23, 2012, at the First Christian Church in South Shore, Ky. with Pastor Bill Hayden officiating. Interment will be in Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd, Ky. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., and one hour before the services at the church on Thursday. Military grave side rights by the James Dickey American Legion Post #23 of Portsmouth and James L. Flannery Post #276 of South Shore, Ky.