John William McFarland, Sr. of Opelika was born to the late Olin and Rosa Morgan McFarland in Auburn, Alabama on July 5, 1936 and passed away at his home on Nov. 11, 2019. He was 83 years old.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Ridley McFarland; sister, Lee Helms, and brother Marion McFarland.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Ann Lisle (Wayne); son, John W. “Beau” McFarland, Jr.; granddaughter, Katie Lisle Grizzle (Corey); great grandchildren, Rex Grizzle, Dean Grizzle, and Curtis Grizzle; little buddy, Judson Cherry; brother, Thomas McFarland as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.
Pall Bearers: Wayne Lisle, Corey Grizzle, Gary Phelps, Jeff McFarland, Curtis “Rabbit” Adams, Billy Hollingsworth; Honorary Pall Bearers, Rex Grizzle, and Judson Cherry.
Visitation was held Nov. 14, 2019 in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until noon.
A funeral service was held in the Chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home noon on Nov. 14, 2019 with Reverend Larry Doster officiating. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.