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Steven Leon Farley, 67, of Boyd, passed away on April 28, 2022, in Decatur, Texas. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
He was born on January 17, 1955, in Grapevine, Texas, to Edward Farley and Ruby Beckner. He went on to marry his wife of 34 years, Barbara Farley, in Keller, Texas.
Steven was the measure of what a man ought to be – a tough but fair man who was honest, loving, and compassionate, possessing a surprising tenderness toward children. He had a zest for life with many interests and hobbies, including fishing, gardening, and working in his yard. Steve also had a wonderful sense of humor, even during five years of chemotherapy. He always kept everyone laughing. In short, he soaked up life.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Farley; son, Steven Keith Farley and wife Nancy of Wesley Chapel, Florida; stepson, Larry Wayne Collins and wife Laura of Oxford, Mississippi; brothers, Wayne Edward of Hurst, Tim Allen and wife Linda of Sanger, Terry Allen of Bryan, and Tony Farley of Fort Worth; sisters, Linda Farley of Plano, Gale Hogan, Dene Dial and husband Ed, and Diane Farley, each of Decatur; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Randy Allen Farley.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place in Memphis, TN 38105.
© (Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home)
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