RICHARD DEAN "DICK" FARLEY, 90
LAKELAND - Richard Dean Farley, 90, passed away due to heart failure on Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Chapel, Winter Haven, FL at 1pm.
Dick was born October 23, 1923, to Simon and Gertrude Farely in Boone, Iowa. Graduated Boone High School in 1942. Dick was the Iowa State Doubles tennis champion. During WWII, Dick served in the Air Force in Capri, Italy, loading bombs on B24's.
In 1948, Dick married Marty McMichael and they had 5 children. Dick managed the north side store of Boyd's Dairy in Boone, Iowa, from 1952 to 1978. He and Jim Boyd created "bubble gum" ice cream in the early 1960s.
In 1994, Dick retired to Lakeland, Fl, where he met and fell in love with Martha Bittner, they were married in 2001.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, brother (Bob Farley) and his wife Marty.
He is survived by his wife Martha, sons Steve Farley of Lakewood, CO, Jim (Linda) Farley of Minnetonka, MN, daughters Teri (Karl) Wagner of Greeley, CO, Janaan (Jim) Hubbard of Victoria, MN and Marcia (Spike) Davis of Phoenix, AZ, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Since July is National Ice Cream month, in lieu of flowers, family suggests you have an ice cream, in his honor or donations can be made to the
in his name.
Published in Ledger from July 23 to July 24, 2014