George Allen Farrar
1947 - 2019
George Allen Farrar, age 72, passed away on September 28, 2019. He was born in Beaumont, TX on July 5, 1947 to Rheubin F. Farrar Sr. and Pauline Jones Farrar.
An upbeat, cheerfully caring spirit emanated from George’s heart to all those that encountered him. He was always smiling; his eyes expressing the sincerity of a happy nature that reflected a deep love for others. When George cared about you, it was authentic and constant, and once he made a friend, it was for life. In high school he met his soulmate, Karen, and a love was sparked that would blossom for the next 51 years. Though a grade apart, they shared a choir class together, then one day, when George had saved up enough money and had persistently let her know his intentions, they went on their first date to Schooner’s in Nederland. Karen was too nervous to eat, but that night she discovered two things, George’s lifelong love of seafood, especially crabmeat, and that she fell in love with him and his distinctive smile. While serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, including onboard the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier as a petty officer, he and Karen were married on August 3, 1968. After returning home, he had a few jobs, but eventually settled into a 31-year career with the US Postal Service as a letter carrier. He made an indelible mark on his routes and was very well-known by all his postal customers: feeding their dogs treats, selflessly finding ways to bless them without their knowledge, and being inundated with gifts by them during the holidays. An artist at heart, George had numerous hobbies and pastimes that allowed him to express his love for the arts, including spending many weekends at the Renaissance Festival in his 20-year tenure as the Captain of the Guards and gatekeeper. During George’s life, many were touched by his genuineness, his cheerful spirit, and his innate love for people, and he leaves behind many fond, warm memories with those that loved him.
Left to honor his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Karen Palmer Farrar; son, Tate Farrar and wife, Heather, of Round Rock, TX; his mother; sister, Judy Farrar of Beaumont, TX; grandchildren, Zyla Farrar and Emerson Farrar; lifelong best friend, Bob Coy of Leola, PA; and numerous extended family, friends and loved ones.
Preceding George in death is his father and brother, Rheubin F. Farrar Jr.
George’s life honoring service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, 766 S. Main St., Lumberton, TX, with Pastor Nathan Fleetwood officiating.