Basil Delbert McFarland

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Basil Delbert McFarland, 74, of Greencastle, died on Friday, April 24, 2009.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1934 in Fillmore to Lynn and Goldie Pickett McFarland.

He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1952.

Mr. McFarland served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from IBM in 1987 and was a long time farmer.

His parents; son Mark A. McFarland; and infant sisters, Helen Maxine and Imogene McFarland preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years Jean McFarland; sister Wilma Libka; two grandchildren Jessie McFarland and Dane McFarland; daughter-in-law Peggy McFarland; brother-in-law Charlie Roach and wife Rebecca; three nieces, Jane Bitzer, Ann Hendrick, and Laura Roach; nephew Ronald Roach; and close friends Fred Cox and wife Suzanne and Mark Pinney and wife Beth.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Chandler -- Hays Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan Small officiating. Interment will follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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