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Dolphus Lee Farley
November 1, 1941 ~ August 25, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Dolphus Lee Farley of Haworth, Oklahoma passed away at the age of 80 on Thursday, August 25, 2022. He was born November 1, 1941 the son of Arthur Delmar Farley and Rosie Etta Pittman (Underwood) Farley, near Idabel, Oklahoma. He was the middle child of 12 children born to Arthur and Rosie Farley.
Dolphus attended school at Shults, Oklahoma but left during the 8th grade to help support his family. He did itinerant farm work with his dad and older brothers for several years. He then went to work for Dr. Thomas Howard in the 1960’s as a ranch hand, and later became ranch foreman. After the passing of Dr. Howard, he worked for Jan Storey full-time doing farm/ranch work, and he also worked part-time for Walter Hamilton doing farm/ranch work. Then in 2001, he went to work full-time for Haworth Schools as a bus driver and grounds maintenance caretaker. He loved spending time in the cafeteria with the school cooks – he called them his “trashy ladies” because he always helped them take the trash out. He retired from Haworth Schools in 2014.
Dolphus met his wife, Robbie (Johnson) Farley, at the Wagon Wheel Danceland in Eagletown, Oklahoma in January 1977, and they were married on June 10, 1977, at her parent’s home in Eagletown. They chose June 10th because that was also the date that Dolphus’ parents were wed. Three years later, they welcomed a son, Hank Nathan Farley, who was the pride and joy of their lives. They were married for 45 years.
Dolphus was a long-time member of the Redland United Methodist Church, where he was well-known for his blackberry cobblers and chicken & dumplings at church potlucks. He always raised a huge garden, and he loved to share the bounty of his garden with others. He was never happier than when he could spend time on his tractor, cutting and baling hay. He also loved tending to his cattle, raising chickens, gathering eggs, pond fishing, and deer hunting. He dearly loved spending time with his son Hank and his granddaughters, Emily and Alyssa.
Dolphus was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Delmar Farley, Henry Farley, David Farley and Danny Farley.
He is survived by his wife, Robbie, of the home: his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters: Hank and Crystal (Segraves) Farley, and Emily and Alyssa Farley all of Shinewell, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Willie (and Nora) Farley of Sherman, TX, Jerry Farley of Fayetteville, AR, Martha Anderson of Broken Bow, OK, Mary Mae Sutton of Norman, OK, Betty (and George) Head of Broken Bow, OK, Ruby (and Dwight) Cox of Missouri, Ruth McKelva of Trenton, TX; two sisters-in-law: Wyoma Farley of Boonville, AR, and Joann Farley of Hooks, TX; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Clardy Funeral Service Chapel in Idabel on August 27, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Redland Cemetery in the Redland Community with Sister Wyoma Farley officiating on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.