OBITUARY: William Ralph McFarlin

William Ralph McFarlin

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Taylor Funeral Home. Place of rest will be in the Tidwell Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.

William Ralph McFarlin, age 82 of Burns, TN died on September 21, 2021 at the Horizon Medical Center.

Mr. McFarlin was born on March 24, 1939 in Dickson County. He was a son of the late William Lester McFarlin and Rosie Irene Tidwell McFarlin.

He was a retired machinist and industrial maintenance mechanic. People that knew him, knew what kind of person he was, very giving of himself and his time. He enjoyed helping with the lawn care for some of the local churches. Ralph was a fiddle player and was a member of the Bear Creek Bluegrass Gospel Band.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Darald Edmond McFarlin and Douglas Randal McFarlin; his sister, Wilmer Jean McFarlin.

Mr. McFarlin is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Hale McFarlin; his sons, Tony R. McFarlin (Renee), Rev. Adrian D. McFarlin (Lisa); two sisters, Rev. Betty Joyce Hale (Jerry), and Jeanna Ann Pendleton (Jay); four grandchildren, Brian McFarlin (Yvonne), Andrea Watt (Vandy), Jared McFarlin, Derek McFarlin (Olia); 5 great-grandchildren, Doriann, Braylee, Kenzie, Jaylin, and Kamryn.

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