William “Frank” Farrar Obituary

William “Frank” Farrar, died unexpectedly September 15th, 2022, in Oklahoma City at the age of 87. He was born October 2, 1934 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the son of Milton & Elizabeth Farrar. Frank graduated from Arcadia High School. He married Flora Belle Pyle October 5th, 1956 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They were married for over 65 years. Frank Farrar was a man of faith having been saved at the age of five and baptized in a farm pond. He served in many positions with the churches he attended. This include the position of deacon which he was ordained in 1969 and served as such for many decades. He lived out his faith throughout his life and endeavored to instill a love of God in his family and those around him. He worked all his life with his childhood shaped by the depression and dust bowl. His labor started on the family farm which included expanding their home and building a split-level dairy barn, the first in Oklahoma, among other things. He branched out to hauling hay and other such jobs for other farms to earn money. His work helped provide for the family while his older brother was serving overseas and his father couldn’t work because of a heart attack. While farming throughout his entire life, he became employed building homes just before getting married. From there he began a career in pipeline construction which eventually took him and family to many places across the USA like Casper, WY and Lake Charles, LA. Employment returned him to Oklahoma at Dover. Then as a truck driver driving crude oil transport, he amassed nearly two million miles accident free while working a second job before his first retirement. He returned to pipeline work till he retired again. Returned again to pipelining till a third retirement which allowed him to spend his labor just on the family farm which he loved and always worked throughout his days. He never retired from farming. Frank served in the National Guard for 12 years and ended his service to stay home more with his family. Even though his employment took a large portion of his time, he spent time raising his family and teaching the next generations skills and trades which has served them very well. He taught hunting and fishing, animal husbandry, carpentry, machinery and mechanics, plumbing, electrical, masonry, farming, and gardening. The most important lesson he taught was how to be a Godly and honorable man who will take on challenges without fear of failure. He is survived by his wife Flora Belle Farrar; three sons, Franklin Farrar and wife Kim of Dover, Dwayne and wife Wynn Farrar of Kingfisher and Edwin Farrar and wife Cari of Guthrie. Nine beloved grandchildren, Adam Farrar, Becky Edge, Ethan Farrar, Matt Farrar, Seth Farrar, Michael Farrar, Daniel Farrar, Zeb Farrar, Jon Farrar; honorary beloved grandsons, Jereme Buck and Dalton Buck; 16 beloved great-grandchildren; Brother, John Farrar, and wife Carolyn; brother-in-law, Glen Homer Pyle; many nephews & nieces. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 20th at the Dover Baptist Church. Burial following at the Dover cemetery.