James F. Farley

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James (Jim) Frederick Farley passed away on November 9, 2017 in Conroe, Texas.

He was born on October 1, 1926, to Kathryn Hudson Farley and William Hargrove Farley, Jr. in Taylor, Texas, and lived the first four years of his life in Hutto, Texas.

He married Gwendolyn Vee Mann on October 23, 1953, in Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Vee (Mann) Farley, his daughter, Kathryn Jane (Farley) Chevis and husband Peter Paul Chevis, and his daughter, Carol Ann (Farley) Kincannon.

He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Ellen (Farley) Little and husband Lowell Dawson Little, his son, William Hunt Farley and wife Laura Beth (Johnson) Farley, his son-in-law, Charles Victor Kincannon, his granddaughter, Sarah Taylor Little, his granddaughter, Kathryn Christine Chevis, and his grandson, James Wesley Little.

He attended Sherman High school in Sherman, Texas, his Freshman and Sophomore years where he played clarinet in the school band. He graduated from North Dallas High School in Dallas, Texas, in 1944.

He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics mate 3/c during World War II.

His professional life began with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1952 from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He spent 30 years with Stanolind Oil & Gas Co. which became Pan American Petroleum Corp. which became Amoco Production Company as an Exploration Geophysicist, one year with Mobil-Transocean, five years as Vice President of Exploration and was one of six founders of Citation Oil and Gas Co., five years with Union Pacific Resources, and several years as a Geophysical Consultant. He was an Emeritus Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

He once counted 32 different houses in which he had lived in his life.

His social activities included Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church, US, in Conroe, Texas, Chairman of the Park Board of Conroe, Election Judge for the City of Conroe, First Treasurer of the Little Theater of Conroe and he held a Texas Real Estate Brokers License.

Hobbies and interests included deer and dove hunting, fresh and salt water fishing, numismatics, bonsai, collecting cake toppers, lapidary work including cutting opals, cooking, antiques and photography.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home (801 Teas Rd, Conroe, Texas, 77303, Phone: 936-756-2126). Contributions may be made to the . You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 10 to Nov. 26, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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