Donald John Farrell
1942 - 2020
Donald John Farrell

June 3, 1942 - October 13, 2020

Don Farrell, 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Don started his career at SMU after his two year service in the Army. There he met his adoring wife and best friend, Patricia Wood. From there Don started a 34 year career with the VA. After his retirement he enjoyed family, fishing, cooking and everything life had to offer. Don loved his ten grandchildren and taught them all skills he had learned throughout life. There was never a need for a handyman due to his incredible skills and willingness to help, teach and learn. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wood Farrell; oldest son, Chad Farrell and family; Elizabeth Doty and family; and Christine Cofer and family. He will be missed and forever in our hearts.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Oct. 18, 2020.
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An old friend from the VA sends condolences for your loss. Pat, he was special, but you know that
Virginia Richards
October 20, 2020
The very lows of life takes our breath. Don was a very special person having many wonderful traits. May God hold you close, Pat and family, and give you peace.
Sharon Smith
October 19, 2020
I was so sad to see the notice of Don's passing. My heart goes out to each of you during this time of loss. You are all in my prayers for comfort during this tragic time. Peace to Don. Sincerely, Carol
Carol Wooten Leitzell
October 19, 2020
Pat and Liz, I wish I had the words to take away all your pain. You have been on our minds and in out hearts. We love you!!
You're WV Family
October 18, 2020
so sorry for y'alls loss. We will pray for peace for you all. We love y'all
Craig and michelle finley
October 18, 2020
Dearest Pat: My heart & prayers are with you & your family. May God bless you all. Take care!
Sandra O'Connor
October 18, 2020
He was a great fellow to have as a coworker. Generous and full of humor. Sincerest condolences to Pat and the family. What wonderful memories you all must have to share.
Tom Menzie
October 18, 2020
Pat & family - keeping you in prayer as you go through this difficult time. I enjoyed working with Don as he was super smart and helpful and always had a witty comment that made me laugh. I know you will all miss him! Love and hugs to you all
Debbie Hendrix
October 18, 2020