September 27, 1923 ~ December 1, 2007
Born in: Travelers Rest, SC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
JOE E. FARR Joe E. Farr, 84, of Asheville, died Saturday December 1, 2007 at the VA Medical Center. Born in Travelers Rest, SC, he was the son of the late Ansel and Essie Barbary Farr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maneva McMahan Farr who died March 11, 2007. Mr. Farr was a veteran of the U.S. Army; he was a WWII D-Day veteran with Company G, 18th Regiment, First Infantry Division, wounded in Aachen, Belgium and was a recipient of a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart. He belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp #1451, in West Springs, SC, was a member of the American Legion, a former Cub Scout den master and a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Mr. Farr attended Cecil’s Business College and worked as an accountant for Skyland Oldsmobile for several years. Following that, he worked at the VA Hospital as a supply specialist and then went to work for the Army Reserves in West Asheville. Surviving are two sons, Michael Farr and wife Virginia of Inman, SC and Jeffrey Farr of Atlanta, GA; and a granddaughter, Ivy Elizabeth Farr of Inman, SC. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church 926 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806.