David John Farrior



David John Farrior of Wallace, North Carolina left his earthly home on Monday, October 16, 2017 for his eternal rest. He was a resident of Day Spring of Wallace, North Carolina.
He was born on March 14, 1928 to the late William Henry Farrior, Sr. and Thelma E. Williams Farrior. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by siblings Ethel Browder, Frances Jones, William Henry Farrior, Jr., Asha Watson, and Emily Farrior. Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Painter of Sylva, North Carolina. He is also beloved by many nieces, nephews and cousins who hold him very close to their hearts.
A tribute will be held at Rockfish Presbyterian Church followed by a graveside service at Rockfish Church Cemetery on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be the Reverend Allen Painter.
Mr. Farrior was the fourth in the family lineage since 1858 to have the name David John Farrior. He attended North Carolina State University and was a seaman first class in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948. Described by family as a farmer, salesman, philosopher, writer, furniture dealer, and “a beloved and cherished Uncle David, One of a Kind”. He was a “free spirit” who loved writing poetry and making others laugh. At the same time he was a very intelligent man who spent much time in deep thought. Some years ago, one of his young friends tagged David with the name “Buddha” and for years was called this by so many, including his nieces and nephews. In 1977, David received a personal invitation to the Carter-Mondale inauguration in Washington, DC. His love of young people made him “young at heart”.
The Farrior family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 109 West Main Street, Clinton, North Carolina 28328 or Wallace First Baptist Church, 408 West Main Street, Wallace, North Carolina 28466 in memory of David John Farrior.
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Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services of Wallace, North Carolina. 910-285-3309