Obituary for SMSgt (Ret) William Farver

SMSgt (Ret) William Earl Farver

August 19, 1949 – July 9, 2019

William Earl Farver, 69, of Waxhaw, passed away on July 9, 2019 at CMC – Pineville.  Bill was born on August 19, 1949 in Harvard, Illinois, son to the late Earl Lloyd Farver and Vira Alice Farver.
Bill received an Associate’s Degree and retired after 22 years of dedicated service in the United States Air Force. He later retired from KMart and worked for many years with Cardinal Health.

Bill was married for 47 years to his best friend Cynthia “Cyndi” Joy Farver. They lived in many states and overseas with the Military. Bill enjoyed woodworking, hiking and spending time with his family and going to the mountains. Bill was very family oriented, a great story teller, a jokester, fun to be around, patient with everyone, adventurous, loving and kind. He will always be remembered as a man with a strong faith and a Hero to his family and friends. Bill was a member of Southbrook Church.

Survivors include his beloved wife Cyndi Farver; daughters Karen Stirnitzke and husband Patrick and Jennifer Range and husband Brian; grandchildren Yager Range, Austin Range, Zeke Range and Dana Stirnitzke; siblings Alice Bowdish and husband Ken, Sandee Ostendorf and husband George, Nancy Held and husband Tom, and Lloyd Farver and wife Linda; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 1:00PM until 2:00PM with funeral beginning at 2:00PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel (3700 Forest Lawn Dr, Matthews, NC)  with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the American Heart Association, give a donation to a National Park or go for a walk in the woods and enjoy nature.

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7 thoughts on “Obituary for SMSgt (Ret) William Farver

  1. I received the following from Al Loving:

    Sad news for me for sure.

    Bill Farver and I were Instructors together at Chanute from 1979 until he left in about 1981. As I recall, Bill was teaching the Basic and the old Supervisors Course (7-Level) with Gary Winchester when I arrived. Bill shared an office with me and a couple of other Instructors…that was a hoot. Bill smoked a pipe and used pipe tobacco with this god-awful smell. One day one of our office mates had had enough of the smell and decided to take a black magic marker, colored the rubber band and cut it up into small pieces in his bowl of tobacco and mixed it up. Bill would fill that pipe with that “blend” and always wondered why the taste and smell was different than his tobacco at home….you had to be there, but it was always a treat to see his reactions and comments about that and many other things…he had a great, but dry, sense of humor.

    After he retired from Seymour Johnson, Bill and Cyndi stayed in the Goldsboro area…he was working at Wal-Mart as I recall. I had heard that they had moved a number of years ago but didn’t realized it was to the Charlotte area. I called him a few times after he retired (and before they moved) and actually spoke with him once many years ago while he was still working.

    I’m pretty sure Bob Weaver came to Shaw and inspected our co-located shop (704th TASS and 21st TASS) as an IG Augmentee in 1978 or so before he made the actual move to the TAC/IG Team. I seem to recall we talked about that at one of the reunions he attended a few years ago.

    1. Bill Farver was a great guy, we both were stationed @ Chanute Air Plane Patch, as he used to call it. The two of us were assigned as a Mobile Training Team to visit PACAF in 1978. I learned a lot from him. The world was a better place with him in it.

  2. From John Patti:

    Wow. Bill and I came up together from tech school thru my first assignment in SAC we stayed in touch for a couple of years after I left Kincheloe. He was a funny and good troop. We shared many a laugh and a few cool outs together.
    RIP Bill

    I vaguely remember Bob from TAC days but thoughts and Prayers to Cyndi and to Bob’s Family.

  3. Bill and I were station together at Luke AFB and Langley AFB…He was darn good at his job and his sense of history as it pertains to the career field and was second to none…While station at Langley he and his family won yard of the month and he was so pride of that accomplishment..The rest of us teased him almost everyday about how he managed to win yard of the month while TDY, we said he must have done the yards at night..LOl..We may have teased him too much because one day we said something about it and he replied “You guys can take that yard of the month sign and stuff it up your you know what” we though that was real funny because he never said anything remotely like it again and needless to say we never spoke of that again….He will be sorely missed!!Condolence!!!

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