Visitation Information:

November 14th, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

November 14th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mr. Terry Richard McFarland, 69

 Terry Richard McFarland

April 24, 1950 - November 4, 2019

Terry passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 4, 2019.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Memorial Park North Chapel at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 AM.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Edward and Florine Crane McFarland; brother and sister, Charles and Tammy McFarland.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Chambers McFarland; children, Joy, Brooks and Heath; ten grandchildren; sister and brothers, Linda, Ronald and Donald; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry took deep pride in serving his country in the United States Air Force for four years, at which time he served two tours in Viet Nam. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 38 years of service as Chief Engineer.

After retirement Terry pursued many activities with family and friends and especially enjoyed fishing with nephews Damon and David and golfing with his Gainesville High School buddies and others. He was always ready at a moments' notice to help family and friends in need, traveling at length to do so. All he ever expected in return was a thank you. Terry lived by example, teaching those he loved many life skills to enable independence. He will be missed by all for his love and devotion to others.

Many thanks to Linda McFarland, Scottie and Linda Buffington for their love and support. Pruitt Health Hospice, especially Angie and Amy.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to our local Gainesville Boys and Girls Club P.O. Box 691 Gainesville, GA 30503 or , In memory of Terry.

Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.

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Ashley Wall 2019-11-05 19:41:36
So sorry for your loss I’ll be praying for your family
Beverly Andersen 2019-11-06 11:04:25
On behalf of Facebook group, “I’m a GHS Red Elephant”, I want to extend our condolences to all of Terry’s family. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.
Tim Millwood 2019-11-06 14:44:32
Barbara, Brooks, Heath, & family— we are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We always thought so much of you when we were neighbors (can u believe it’s been 25 yrs.?) May God’s Presence and comfort be yours in all the days ahead. Tim & Denise
R.G. Langford 2019-11-06 17:29:55
I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He was a good man and a good engineer.
LeRoy Rush 2019-11-06 18:08:39
Terry was a friend of mine for over 40 years, I will miss him terribly bad. Barbra my prayers are with you and your family. If God will allow me l will be there
Ivan Foxworth 2019-11-07 21:14:54
I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He will be missed by everyone. Just know that I'll be praying for Terry's family.
Greg Kinsey 2019-11-07 22:29:39
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!
Anthony Barrett 2019-11-08 08:02:35
Known Terry since he was a young kid,a great guy that loved his family and his GHS school buddies. RIP Terry you will be missed.
Marie Albuquerque 2019-11-08 15:25:12
My deepest sympathy & prayers go out for the family, especially my friend Joy. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Mike Poss 2019-11-09 09:23:33
I will deeply miss my golfing partner/instructor who deeply touched my life. All he has done for me I will never forget. Barbra I’m so sorry for your loss
Sandra McHan Collins 2019-11-12 09:43:17
It has been many years since I've seen Terry, but my sister, Barb, and I remember spending time together as cousins when we were younger. I know Uncle Clarence and Aunt Florine would have been very proud of him. Our hearts go out to all of those who loved him.
Butch Loyd 2019-11-14 06:37:57
I'm sorry that Janet and I can't attend Terry's service. Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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