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JOHNSTON CITY — Paul E. Farthing, 81, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday June 3, 2019, at home.

Services will be held at noon Thursday, June 6, 2019, in the Murman & Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, with graveside military rites conducted by the Marion VFW, American Legion and the Army Funeral Honor Team. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marion VFW and American Legion Ritual Team.

Paul was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Carrier Mills, the son of Otis Ray Sr. and Anna (McGuire) Farthing. He married Marilyn (Poskevich) on Nov. 30, 1963, in Johnston City. She survives.

Paul was an electrician and a 50 year member of the IBEW 702. He was veteran proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He was an honorary life member of the Buccaneer's Club of Johnston City and Egyptian Rifle and Pistol Club. He was a member of the Oleo Bird Club, NRA, VFW of Marion and American Legion, and Illinois State Rifle Association.

He is survived by a son, Tom Farthing of Johnston City; a daughter, Deb Farthing (Susan) of Johnston City; two sisters-in-law, Angela Poskevich of Johnston City and Sharon Farthing of Carrier Mills; a nephew, David Farthing of Marion; a niece, Linda Ellis of Marion; and a niece, Julie Farthing of Metropolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Albert Crook and Otis Farthing Jr.

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