Patrick McFarland

Funeral services for Patrick Eugene McFarland, 94, West Plains, Mo., were held Sunday, June 18, 2017, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. McFarland passed away at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017, at West Vue Nursing Center.
He was born April 27, 1923, at Monette, Ark., to Ed McFarland and Lily Fella McFarland.  Mr. and Mrs. McFarland passed away while Patrick was a young boy; he was thereafter raised by Harry and Mae Collins of Sturkie, Ark..  On Feb. 24, 1943, he was married at Salem, Ark., to Opal Faye Hoglen, who preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2016.  Mr. McFarland was a retired veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  He enjoyed cooking, travelling, playing bingo, listening to bluegrass music and gardening; he loved visiting with people.  Mr. McFarland attended Curry Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Bubash and husband, Jim, St. Louis, Mo., Donna Kipp and husband, Dale, Van Buren, Mo., and Sheila McFarland, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kelly Dirks and husband, Brad, Kim McCabe and husband, Jerry; Karen Ciminelli and husband, Phil, Nicole Pyrtle and husband, Merlin, Danielle Conner and husband, John, Amber Wages and husband, Phil and Ashley Romans and husband, Calvin; eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Veila Phelps, Porterville, California.
His parents, wife and four brothers, precede him in death.
Visitation was Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Moody Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Tour, P. O. Box 694, Poplar Bluff, Mo.,  63902 or may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed

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