Stephen Lynn Farney was born May 14, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas to Phyllis Erline Farney and passed from this life on February 11, 2020 at his home in Enid. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1968. Following high school graduation, he attended Northern Oklahoma College then later pursued an associate degree at Wichita State University. He married Debra Frech on September 20, 1975. He worked as a service manager for Holderby Ford Garage. He later started his trucking career driving cross country for various companies and that allowed him to visit most of the lower 48 states, which earned him the 2 million mile safety award for Texaco. Toward the end of his trucking career he owned “Driftwood Carrier Corp” hauling crude oil. He was a great friend to many people, especially his graduating class. He would keep in touch through late night phone calls, letters and postcards that always ended “got to keep on trucking”.
He is preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Leroy Farney; father, Aaron Leroy Farney; grandparents, Earl and Olive McDowell and Lydia and Reuben Farney.
Stephen is survived by his mother, Phyllis Erline Farney of Burlington; daughter, Diana Kaye Hamilton and husband, Ryan and grandchildren, Ethan and Brooklyn of Waukomis; one brother, Daniel James Farney and wife, Stacey and niece, Remington of Burlington; two step nieces; an aunt; uncle and several cousins..
Celebration of life service for Stephen will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery near Burlington with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Friday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to Burlington Church of Christ through the funeral home.
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