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Carl Oren FarleyPassing: February 20, 2021


Liberty Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 24th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, February 23rd @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Liberty Baptist Cemetery

Wednesday, February 24th

MITCHELL – Carl Oren Farley, 80, 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.

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
family friend,
Sue Hearth
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. – 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.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sophia Frazier | Heltonville
    Date: February 26, 2021
    I am sorry to hear of your loss.
  2. Guest: Jorg Stachel | greenwood, IN
    Date: February 25, 2021
    I met Carl about 1983 when his son Carl Herbert worked for us at the USPFO Office. Over the years I see him at various military functions. He was a very well spoken and kind gentleman and will be missed. May he rest in Peace. Condolences to Carl Herbert and the rest of the family on his loss
  3. Guest: Marcy (Bragg) Wright | Morgantown In
    Date: February 25, 2021
    Carl was a wonderful man who inspired many. I am grateful for the times our families spent together when we were young. He will be missed
  4. Guest: Shawn Bolling | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 24, 2021
    I have known him for many years and spent several years in the national guard with him. He was my best man at my wedding almost 40 years ago.
  5. Guest: Dirk a parker | Terre haute Indiana
    Date: February 23, 2021
    Best time I ever spent with Carl was the day he took me on the turkey shoot competition and with his old sears shot gun I won
  6. Guest: Roger Davis | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: February 23, 2021
    I am so sorry to hear about Carl. When we were younger we spent a lot of time together. He was a very fine person and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the family.
  7. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: February 23, 2021
    We are going to Miss you ,really enjoyed talking to you. Rest in Peace. Thanks for Everything You did for Everyone.
  8. Guest: John Sage | French Lick, IN
    Date: February 23, 2021
    I had the privilege of serving in the Army National Guard with Carl....he was a wonderful person.
  9. Guest: Valerie A. Edmonds | COLUMBUS
    Date: February 22, 2021
    I'm so sorry for your loss. MSG Farley was my recruiter when I first enlisted back in 1974. I always remember how hard he worked to get my parents to sign off on letting their 17 year old daughter enlist. He was a great man. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
  10. Guest: Mike & Annette Neely | Mitchell
    Date: February 22, 2021
    Mike , Carl and Families, We was so sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was a nice man always had time to stop pass time and sent us Christmas card every year. We will miss him and know you boys and your families will too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during such a sad loss.
  11. Guest: Ted Maze | Oolitic, IN
    Date: February 22, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a good friend to me, he was a good man. He will be missed by many. Sorry I am unable to attend due to work duties.
  12. Guest: Dan and Kellie Kemple | Springville, IN
    Date: February 22, 2021
    Mike, Carl and Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. I used to have a lot of good talks with him. So sorry
  13. Guest: Elaine ( Korki') Lagenour | Bedford ind
    Date: February 21, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Carl's passing . May he Rest in Peace. He was awesome friend to me.
  14. Guest: Buddy Hendricks | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 21, 2021
    Friends for a long time. He helped me a great deal when I became an officer in our unit, later becoming the commander. Carl was willing to help everyone, for their benefit, and the unit’s benefit. Rest in peace good soldier...