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Celebrating the life of
Joseph Dunning Farr
Passed away on April 19, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary
  • 6:30 p.m. - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Burial
  • - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Since death wasn't originally God s purpose for mankind , it is very painful to deal with, but please read the the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3&4 .

Dorothy.., Dacula Ga .,

Joe, I am truly sorry for your family’s loss. I know just how hard these time are, so just remember, your Dad is laying in the arms of our Lord, finally at peace.

Paula Lutz Drawdy, Ellabell , Ga.

am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear Joseph to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

Joe I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy you are in my prayers thinking of you

Toni Norris Greer, ROME,

My sincere condolences to the family of a remarkable man. The years that I knew him and spent time with him bring much happiness to my mind. He was in exceptional person, a loving man, and the epitome of an American citizen. He will be greatly missed. Fondly, Joy

Joy Youngblood , Savannah , Ga.

Joe, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, I remember those times at Hamilton R with him, good times.

Greg Robertson, Augusta, GA

Gaga, you were one of the best men and persons I've ever known you gave us a childhood full of wonderful memories. Your stories about life liove and America. Will forever be a part of my life thank you. I love you and know you are in the best place.

Denise Farr smulevitz , Lake forest , IL

Sorry for your loss niece Catherine.

steve mineart, Mason City, iowa

We are sad at the passing of our next-door neighbor, but know he’s flying high heaven. Til we meet again!

Katherine and Jamie Keena, Savannah, GA

Love you Gaga say hello to mom for me you're the greatest man i ever knew i know you're in the happiest place ever.

Catherine Mineart, Savannah, Ga

We have loved you for so many, many years!. Thank you for the example you set for fathers everywhere. You have touched many lives. We will miss you but know you are in the arms of the angels and at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless and keep Joe, Susan, and Mrs Ann Farr.

Mary Ann Werntz Tiedemann, Richmond Hill , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

May you continue to trust in our heavenly Father who promises to be there for us. At 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 the Bible tells us that our heavenly Father gives us the needed encouragement to endure trials like this.

Kay F , Savannah , GA

I am so sorry for your lost. Please find comfort in the following video. https://www.jw.org/finder?srcid=share&prefer=content&applanguage=E&locale=en&item=docid-502017858_1_VIDEO&docid=1011214

Jacqueline, , GA

JOSEPH DUNNING FARR

WORLD WAR II VETERAN

He was born in October of 1922 in the Farr home at 1133 Washington Avenue, Savannah, Georgia. He attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1942.  After completing courses as a ship fitter, he was employed at Southeastern Ship Building Company on East President Street until he entered the Army Air Corp in January 1943.  While in the service, he completed several Army Air Corp schools and was qualified as an aerial gunnery instructor stationed at Laredo Army Air Field, Texas. In May of 1944 he was ordered overseas to North Africa and from there to San Giovani Air Base, Italy where he was assigned to the 15th Air Force, 454th Bomb Group, 739th Squadron. He flew combat missions in B-24 Heavy Bombers in 5 areas of the European African Mediterranean theatre of operations. He received an Air Medal with silver star.

After the war in Europe was over, he was flown back to the United States to be redeployed for B-29 training for the war in the Pacific.  Before that was completed however, after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the war ended in August 1945, and he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in October 1945 from Tyndall Field, Fla.  He was very proud to have served his country.  His two brothers also served their country in WWII.

When he finally returned home to his wife and small son, he worked for a while for his father-in-law at Dowling Foundry Company and later at Georgia Tin Plate & Metal Company as supervisor of manufacturing & shipping before joining Union Camp Paper Corporation in 1956.  He retired from there as shift superintendent in the Bag Division in 1983 after twenty-seven years of service.

He was predeceased by his parents Judge William M. Farr and Martha Wells Farr, his brothers William M. Farr, Jr. and James Wells Farr, his sisters Martha Farr Oliver and Mary Farr Jones and his daughter Margaret Farr Mineart.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and later Blessed Sacrament Church.  He was a past member of the Mary Calder Golf Club, the Pope Hunting Club in Pritchardville, SC, and Hamilton Ridge Hunting Club in Garnet, SC.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ann Dowling Farr, his son Joseph D. Farr, Jr., his daughter Susan M. Farr, his grandson Joseph D. Farr, III (Jess), four granddaughters Catherine E. Mineart, Denise Farr Smulevitz (Mory), Allison Farr Thorpe (Leonard), Laina Ann Farr and eight great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his nieces Martha Lee Oliver Vaught (Andy), Martha E. Farr, Frances F. Edenfield, Barbara F. Powell, Martha J. Jones and nephews William L. Oliver (Claudette), James W. Farr, Jr., William O. Farr, Douglas Jones, and Dr. Walter Jones.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, Blessed Sacrament Building Fund, Benedictine Military School or Hospice Savannah, Inc.

 

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Since death wasn't originally God s purpose for mankind , it is very painful to deal with, but please read the the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3&4 .

Dorothy.., Dacula Ga .,

Joe, I am truly sorry for your family’s loss. I know just how hard these time are, so just remember, your Dad is laying in the arms of our Lord, finally at peace.

Paula Lutz Drawdy, Ellabell , Ga.

am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear Joseph to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

Joe I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy you are in my prayers thinking of you

Toni Norris Greer, ROME,

My sincere condolences to the family of a remarkable man. The years that I knew him and spent time with him bring much happiness to my mind. He was in exceptional person, a loving man, and the epitome of an American citizen. He will be greatly missed. Fondly, Joy

Joy Youngblood , Savannah , Ga.

Joe, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, I remember those times at Hamilton R with him, good times.

Greg Robertson, Augusta, GA

Gaga, you were one of the best men and persons I've ever known you gave us a childhood full of wonderful memories. Your stories about life liove and America. Will forever be a part of my life thank you. I love you and know you are in the best place.

Denise Farr smulevitz , Lake forest , IL

Sorry for your loss niece Catherine.

steve mineart, Mason City, iowa

We are sad at the passing of our next-door neighbor, but know he’s flying high heaven. Til we meet again!

Katherine and Jamie Keena, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Catherine Mineart -Grandaughter — Georgia

Love you Gaga say hello to mom for me you're the greatest man i ever knew i know you're in the happiest place ever.

Catherine Mineart, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kayla Mineart Great-Grandaughter — Georgia

We have loved you for so many, many years!. Thank you for the example you set for fathers everywhere. You have touched many lives. We will miss you but know you are in the arms of the angels and at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless and keep Joe, Susan, and Mrs Ann Farr.

Mary Ann Werntz Tiedemann, Richmond Hill , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

May you continue to trust in our heavenly Father who promises to be there for us. At 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 the Bible tells us that our heavenly Father gives us the needed encouragement to endure trials like this.

Kay F , Savannah , GA

I am so sorry for your lost. Please find comfort in the following video. https://www.jw.org/finder?srcid=share&prefer=content&applanguage=E&locale=en&item=docid-502017858_1_VIDEO&docid=1011214

Jacqueline, , GA


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