97 year old Robert O'Neal Farish died Monday at the Webb House Retirement Center. He was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
Farish 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, Mississippi, one sister Ruth Farish Wilson of Lewisburg, Tennessee; and his grandson, Robert Tyler Miller Farish of Owasso, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Bane Farish of Smithville; daughter Faye Iverlett and husband Spencer of Smithville; one son Wayne Farish and wife Helen Ruth of Owasso, Oklahoma; a grandson Neal Iverlett and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro; granddaughter Kim Dykes and husband Wayne of Owasso, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, Briley and Brennan Iverlett of Murfreesboro; Aubrey, Ben, and Sammy Dykes of Owasso, Oklahoma; sisters Agnes Bridges of Louisville, Mississippi and Sybil Cotton of Kennewick, Washington
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 a.m. until the funeral services at 3:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery near Noxapater, Mississippi.
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, Mississippi 39346 marked in honor of Robert O. Farish.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.