MCFARLAND, Thomas "Velie", ,Born Oct. 14, 1915 in Levy County, FL died Nov. 25, 2013 at age 98 in Dowling Park, FL. He was the youngest of 11 children by Olley D. and Mary Viola (James) McFarland. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Aundrie Bolton McFarland. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Latrelle Arias of Tampa, Lavon Heun of Tulsa, OK, and Lavinna Tompkins of Tallahassee, FL; Six Grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, & two step great-grandchildren. He lived in the Tampa area for most of his life. He served in the Army Corpes of Engineers during WWII. He was a shipwright, finish carpenter, a member of the Carpenter's Union of Tampa, a master craftsman, and retired from Tampa Port Authority in 1977. For the past 20 years, he was a resident of the Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park, FL. A graveside service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, Dec. 11th at Garden of Memories Cemetery 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa, FL 33610. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Advent Christian Village P.O. Box 4305 Dowling Park, FL 32064-9982
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 9, 2013