Farr, George Leonard
Birth: Friday, February 02, 1951 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 67
Laid to Rest: Thursday, January 17, 2019 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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George Leonard Farr, 67, of Avenue, MD passed away on January 13, 2019 in Callaway, MD. He was born on February 2, 1951 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Marthaleine Ruth Farr and James Samuel Farr. George was the loving husband of Carole Ann Farr, whom he married on October 7, 1972 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Avenue, MD.
George is survived by his son, Matthew Farr (Amy) of Mechanicsville, MD, daughter in law Laura McKinney of Clements, MD, and 3 grandchildren: Austin Farr, Madelyn Farr, and Maxwell Farr. He is also survived by his siblings, Margaret Farrell (Jamie), James Farr (Chris), Thomas Farr, and Richard Farr (Joan) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Farr.
He was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1969. George was a Commercial Truck Driver for Robinson Terminal Warehouse in Springfield, VA for 29 years, retiring in 2010.
George was a member of the Seventh District Optimist Club for many years. He was also a member of the Southern Maryland Antique Power Association, participating in many tractor pulls and tractor parades with his Oliver 66 Row Crop. He loved spending hours with his sons working on the tractors and was so proud watching his sons pull. George enjoyed stuffing hams, woodworking, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM, followed by Optimist prayers at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD with Father Sam Plummer officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be Brian Farr, Patrick Farr, Timmy Farrell, Drew Foster, Joe Stanalonis, and Joseph Stanalonis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Travis Farrell and Jeff Reynolds. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary',s P.O. Box 629, Leonardtown, MD and Seventh Dist. Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.