Michael C. Farley

Born April 29, 1942 in Princeton, West Virginia
Departed July 28, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida

Michael C. “Mike” Farley, 81, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, July 28, 2023, at William Childs Hospice House in Melbourne, FL after a 7-month battle with lung cancer. Mike was born in Princeton, West Virginia on April 29, 1942 to the late Roy N. Farley and Madge A. Stiltner Farley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Farley. He grew up in Princeton attending church with his family and an active member of the Boy Scouts of America where he earned his badge as an Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the BSA. Mike graduated from Princeton High School in 1960, attended Concord College in Athens, WV and began his career at North American Rockwell in 1963. Mike served his country in the United States Army Reserves for 9 years as a Military Police Sharpshooter. In November of 1977, Mike married his wife, Barbara and they made their home in Melbourne, Florida for over 45 years with an endless love for each other and Jesus Christ. He continued his career at Rockwell – Collins in the service parts department until his retirement in 2002. Mike and Barbara enjoyed the first 13 years of their retirement as seasonal workers at Disney World’s – Animal Kingdom. Mike was a devoted Christian and spent each day in prayer for his family and friends.
A service celebrating Mike’s life will be held in Melbourne, FL at 6:00pm Monday, August 14, 2023, at Brownlie & Maxell Funeral Home with his dear friend of 30 years, Dr. David H. McKinley officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30pm – 6:00pm before the service on Monday.
Mike is survived by his wife, Barbara Dillon Farley of Melbourne, FL; his daughter, Donna L. Prentice (Steven) of Land O’ Lakes, FL; his sons, Michael Shawn Farley (Laura) of Madison, AL and Jonathan Cleve Farley (Sendra) of Muncie, IN; his stepson, Danny Carl Shrewsbury of Pinellas Park, FL; his grandchildren, Thomas Michael Farley Prentice (Seychelle) of Lecanto, FL; Gabrielle Desirae Conner (TJ) of Princeton, WV, Brittany Anne Pena (Preston) of St. Augustine, FL; Cameron Simpson Farley of Madison, AL and Caroline Elizabeth Farley of Madison, AL; his great-grandchildren Judah Gil Pena of St. Augustine, FL and Piper Katlyn Conner of Princeton, WV. He is also survived by his brothers, David Farley (Jan), of Princeton, WV and Pat Farley of Pittsburg, PA.
Memorials may be made to Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907; 706-860-1586; www.warren.church/give.

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Judy Kuntz from Melbourne wrote on August 17, 2023:
Dear Barbara , I’m so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. You were such a special couple and I know your faith will get you through this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace. My heart and prayers are with you. Love, Judy

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