William Francis Farrar

William Francis “Bill” Farrar of Mountain View, Missouri was born June 3, 1936, in Providence, Rhode Island to Harold and Martha (Picoraro) Farrar.  He departed this life for his heavenly home on October 4, 2020, at Willow Care Nursing Home at the age of 84 years, with his wife at his side.   
William is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Martha; brother, Harold; sister, Anna Flaxington; and niece, Loretta.
He is survived by the love of his life, Linda, of the family home; brother, James “Jim” and wife Jo of Everett, WA; sisters-in-law, Cindy Taber, Sue Wallander (David) of Mountain View, and Gloria Taber, Pacific, WA; brother-in-law, Joe Taber (Linda) of Winona, MO; stepdaughter, Barbara Reeves, San Marcos, CA and her son, Anthony Juarado; and a host of beloved nieces, nephew, and great-nephews.
Bill served his country in the United States Army in the 111th Airborne Division and was a “Qualified Parachutist”.  He received his honorable discharge and a good conduct medal on January 9, 1958.
Bill loved people, to travel, doing crossword puzzles in ink, and to read, especially his sci-fi books and Scientific American.  He loved to cook Italian food, that being his specialty because of his heritage.  He learned to cook from his full-blooded, non-English speaking Italian grandmother. 
He had a wonderful dry sense of humor. 
He never did lose his Rhode Island accent and never did quit whistling at the ladies, and did this his whole life.
Bill was a man of many talents.  He could take a car or a lawnmower engine apart and put them all back together with no missing parts.  He loved teaching others and was very patient at it.  Bill loved his Westside Family Life Center family when he was able to attend.  He enjoyed helping set up the meals for the ladies meeting and the praise and worship.
Bill loved hot tea, coffee ice cream, frozen Charleston Chews, and loved his hot dogs with celery seed, just like “The New York System” in Providence. Bill loved gardening and just being outside.  He really enjoyed yard sales, auctions, and flea markets.  He fell in love with Mt. Rainier and Washington State after a visit in 2007.
No services are planned at this time, per his wishes, as he would say, “I don’t want people staring at me”. 
He is and will be sorely missed. He was very much “one of a kind”.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.


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