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.

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  1. Thanks for allowing me the privilege of being a ‘daughter’. My love for Uncle Joe only grew by leaps and bounds over the last few months during my visits with him. It was truly a joy to serve him. Even though I am not going to be able to attend his service, please know each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Once family–always family. I dearly love each of you. The loss of this great man has left a void in my life.

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  2. JOE IS THE MAN WHO ENLISTED ME IN
    THE USAR AND I HAD 21 YEARS IN USAR.I HAD A VISIT WITH HIM AND YOUR MOM BACK IN 2002 IN THEIR HOME.
    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS BUT GOD WILL
    SEE YOU THROUGH IT ALL.
    GOD BLESS,

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  3. Jeff:

    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father, Joe. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless,

    James

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  4. Dear Family, There will be a little hole in my heart because Joe Farr is not here for me to talk to. I know that he is rejoicing having been reunited with Maneva. What precious friends they were to me. They both richly touched my life. Your dad always had just the right thing to say to encourage me and lift my spirits. Thank you for always being there for him! He loved his family so much and always spoke highly of each of you. Because of my work schedule, I will not be able to attend the service, but I will be there in spirit and prayer. Joe will know that I am thinking about him and one day I will be reunited with my friend when I meet him in Glory. Much love, Karen Johnson

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  5. Mike,Jeff and Family. It has been so long since I saw you, maybe you can not remember but Joe was a best friend of my family. I worked
    with him at the VA Hospital and
    Army Reserve Center for many years
    I would be at the service but I will be at the hospital for Pre op
    for upcoming surgery.We are so
    sorry for your loss of your
    wonderful dad and will be in our
    thoughts.and prayers.

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  6. Mike: I was a good friend of Joe, talked to him on phone couple weeks ago.
    He was a good friend and will miss him.
    God bless you and your Family.
    Willis Holbrook

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  7. Joe was a good friend and a fellow snday school and church menber. He was a fine man and will sorely be missed. I consider a great blessing to have known. MY prayers are with you the family. ammon

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  8. I’m a food service worker at the VA and had the honor serving Joe. We be came good friends and had the chance to share my 18 month old grandson with him on a visit on my day off. I’ll truly miss him as he is one those special people.

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  9. Michael, Jeffrey and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a blessing to me and an honor to know…one of a kind…and a very special friend. I want you to know I have been thinking of you so much lately and pray that God will help carry the burden that we all know you must feel. I was on a trip and got the news when I returned and so very sorry I could not make it to the service. He was one special person to me and I will miss him.
    Love Brenda, West Ashv. Baptish Church

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