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Capt. Leroy A. Farr, USN, Ret

September 23, 1945 — April 8, 2022

Capt. Leroy A. Farr, USN, Ret

On Friday, April 8, 2022, Leroy Allen Farr, loving husband and devoted father, went to be with his Lord and Savior. Leroy was born on September 23, 1945, in Syracuse, KS to William Sheldon and Thelma Benedict Farr. He received his undergraduate degrees in aeronautical engineering and mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. Upon his commission into the U.S. Navy in 1967, he moved to Pensacola, FL for flight training where he met his wife, Barbara Eiland Farr (Babs). During Capt. Farr’s distinguished 30 years of service, he was the Commanding Officer of squadron VA-37 and Air Boss on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. He was also the Commanding Officer of the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility in Albuquerque, NM, where he was an F-18 test pilot. In his final tour, Capt. Farr was the Commanding Officer of Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station in Lakehurst, NJ.

All his life, Leroy was God’s good and faithful servant. In retirement he dedicated his time to dental mission trips with the Honduras Agape Foundation and at St John’s United Methodist Church building wheelchair ramps in his community. Leroy and Babs also traveled the world with friends and family. Leroy cherished visits with his children and grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. Leroy loved God, his family, his friends, and his church.

Leroy is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children, Patricia Schnur, Sherry Farr-Mus (Andy), and Andrew Farr (Patrick), his grandchildren, Benjamin, Sarah, Daniel, Vivian, and Drew, his siblings, Ione Louk (Melvin), Donald Farr (Donna), Jane Polson (David), Jean Bright (Archie), and Shiela Dinkel (Brian), and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Leroy’s life will be held at 230pm on Saturday, April 23, at St John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken, SC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leroy’s memory may be made by check to the Honduras Agape Foundation, P.O. Box 6315, Aiken, SC 29804, or to the St John’s UMC Jack Meeks Memorial Ramp Ministry at stjaiken.org/give (denote Leroy Farr in memo).

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