Farrar Loden
1932 - 2016
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AMORY – Farrar Loden, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, at his residence in Amory. He was born in Monroe County, Mississippi on December 19, 1932, to the late Charlie B. and Vera Hadaway Loden.
Farrar graduated from Shannon GI School in 1957. He selflessly served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He married the love of his life, Martha Parham, on November 16, 1956. Together they raised two daughters. Farrar was a family man who was ambitious and an entrepreneur. In 1958, he started his own business, Loden's Body Shop, which is still successful today. He was proud of seeing his business grow, which he started from scratch. He was faithful member of Cason Baptist Church and he loved the Lord. He really enjoyed working in Children's Church and helping others in need. Farrar was known as ""Uncle Farrar"" to many kids and he was passionate about teaching children about God.
He was a true family man and spending time together with his children and grandchildren was very important to him. He also cared dearly for the elderly and handicap people. In his free time, Farrar loved to go dirt track racing and mud riding. He built a really big monster truck which he affectionately named ""MS Bullfrog"". He also liked to go hunting and watch Nascar races. A patriotic servant, he was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He loved to listen to Elvis Presley as well as Country Music and ""Rockabilly"". Some of Farrar's closest friends were Sam Carpenter, James Maxey, Luther Taylor and Johnny Brown. He was thankful and blessed with many more friends, too numerous to list. Amory will not be the same without Farrar and he will be missed greatly by all that had the pleasure to know him.
Survivors include his wife and best friend, Martha Parham Loden; daughters, Sheila Grant (Leslie), Amory, Suzanne Loden (Howard Garner), Amory; grandchildren, Shelley Summerford (Steven), Smithville, Shayne Grant (Tacy) Smithville; great-grandchildren, Grant Summerford, Smithville, Loden Grant, Smithville; sister, Betty Cook , Memphis; brother, Sonny Loden (Barbara), Amory; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Sam Carpenter, James Maxey, Luther Taylor, and Johnny Brown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ramona Gardner, Charlie Hester, and Edith Whitten; brothers, Travis Loden and Jerry Loden.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, with Mr. Leslie Grant and Mr. Brad Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Amory, Mississippi.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown, Boyd Pearson, Lloyd Pearson, Sam Carpenter, Buddy Carlisle, James Maxey, Monty McCormick, Redus Hall, Tommy Minich, David Easley, Shayne Grant and Steven Summerford. Honorary pallbearers will be his Nephews.
A visitation will be today, March 1, 2016, from 5 until 8 p.m., at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, Mississippi.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Club 3:18, c/o Shelley Summerford, Amory Church of Christ, P.O. Box 371, Amory, MS 38821 or to First Friends Respite Center, PO Box 117, Amory, MS, 38821.

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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Mar. 1, 2016.
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March 3, 2016
So very sorry for your loss...May you find comfort in the many precious memories.
Patricia Carr
March 2, 2016
We offer our condolences to a fine man that was a joy to know. Doug & Virginia Wilson Moffett
March 2, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Farrar was a great man, an example of Christianity. He will be greatly missed. My family and I will continue to pray for comfort for your family.
Mary Beth West
March 1, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home
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