Obituary: Carl Oren Farley

September 26, 1940 – February 20, 2021

Carl Oren Farley, 80, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born September 26, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Carl Howard and Vivian Helen (Kendall) Farley.  He married Sharron DeMoss August 7, 1987, and she preceded him in death December 7, 2014. 

Carl retired from military administration as a master sergeant.   Carl was a past master and member of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., York Rite, Order of Eastern Star No. 503, and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.  He was a 50 year member of American Legion No. 250 and the honor guard, White River Humane Society, Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police No. 172, and Tri-County Antique Tractor and Machinery Association.

Carl served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-1967 and was stationed in Korea. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard from 1967-1995.

Survivors include his children, Carl Herbert (Joyce) Farley of Nashville, Michael Oren (Jennifer) Farley of Mitchell, Teresa Eileen (Matthew Weige) Farley-Parker of Medford, Oregon; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Saieg of California, Donna Leard of Oregon

His parents; wife; and granddaughter, Jennifer Harrison, preceded him in death.

Carl was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and Jack Taylor will officiate at the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, February 24, at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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