Donald Chuck Farrell, 86 of Decker passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home. He was born in Decker, June 12, 1934 to Daniel John and Ernestine (Trippett) Farrell.
Chuck retired as the 4th generation owner operator of Farrell Box Company, a sawmill in Decker. He served in the military for 30 years. He served for 4 years in the U.S. Navy then went on to the Naval Reserve, the National Guard, the Army Reserve and the National Guard.
He lived in Decker all of his life except for the time spent in active duty in the military. He graduated from Decker High School in 1952. He was the former President of the Decker Town Board, member of the Decker Lions Club, Johnson Township Fire Dept., and a member of the Prince Masonic Lodge #231. He played catcher for the Decker Aces baseball team. He also played baseball in the U.S. Navy as a catcher and played for a short time in professional baseball.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Carol J. Farrell of Decker; daughters, Glenda Garrison (Rodney) of Greer, SC, Brenda Caron (Richard) of Brownsburg, IN, Linda Longabaugh (Greg) of Hazleton, and Donna Longabaugh (Glenn) of Hazleton; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles A. Farrell; brother, Max Farrell and sister, Barbara Frederick.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Sam Polito officiating. Burial will follow in the Hazleton Community Cemetery. There will be a walk-through visitation from 12 until 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be provided by the Retired Military veterans.
Due to State mandated COVID 19 regulations the number of people will be limited in the funeral home for visitation and services. You are asked to please walk through, pay your respects and exit the building. Social distancing and masks are required.
Memorial contributions may be made the Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204, give.rileykids.org or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org/donate. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be given or you may light a candle in memory of Chuck at www.colvinfuneralhome.com . The Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Chuck’s family.
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