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Raymond “Buck” Farley

Raymond “Buck” Farley, 77, of Dunlap went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 26, 2012. 

He was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church, where he volunteered on several mission trips. He established Farley Plumbing in 1954 and later opened Farley’s Ace Hardware in Dunlap in 1974. His involvements in the community included the Dunlap Lions Club and Gideons International. He also served as president of Chattanooga Racing Pigeon Club, as well as the Southern Racing Pigeon Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Bertha Farley and seven siblings.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Willa Dean Farley; daughters, Pamela (Larry) Graham and Vicky (Earl) Johnson; son, Raymond (Kelly) Farley; five grandchildren, Stephanie Tate, Nicholas Graham, Logan, Mason and Jordan Farley; sister, Geneva Caldwell; brothers, James A. “Pat” (Jayne) Farley and Robert (Rita) Farley. He was blessed with three stepchildren, Joe (Angelia) Beavers, Jim (Diane) Beavers and Aundrea (Dr. Jimmy) Wagner; 12 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 29 at Ewtonville Baptist Church in Dunlap with Bro. Brian Kearns and Rev. Jerry Merciers officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network or Gideons International, P.O. Box 98, Dunlap, TN 37327.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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