The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 26, 2013

Don McFarland

CARTERVILLE, Mo. — Donald E. "Don" McFarland, age 64, Carterville, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at his residence.

Don was born Dec. 5, 1948, in rural Thayer, Kan., to the late Martin McFarland and Mary Graham McFarland and had lived in the area the past 30 years. He had lived in Thayer; Chanute, Kan., Mainz, Germany, Colorado Springs, Colo. and Huntsville, Ala.

He worked at Anderson Car and Tractor for 18 years as their parts manager and retired in 2011, due to ill health. Don served seven years with the United States Army and 15 years with the National Guard. He was a proud member of the American Legion of Carterville and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Webb City.

In his spare time, he enjoyed his family; hunting and fishing.

Don married Sharon McKenzie on Dec. 28, 1968, in Chanute. She survives at the home.

Additional survivors include his children, Tiffany McFarland Harding, Webb City, Carrie McFarland, Joplin, Dawna McFarland, Carterville; grandchildren, Marissa Harding, Abigail and Sebastian Sydney; and two brothers, Gary McFarland, Arkansas, John McFarland, Chanute. In addition to his parents; Don was preceded in death by a son, Michael McFarland, in 2005.

Memorial services are planned for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends following the services at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of Parker Mortuary.

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