Glenn E. Farber, 84, of Virginia, IL died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Heritage Manor in Mt. Sterling, IL.
He was born December 12, 1927 in Olathe, KS; the son of Henry C. and Lura Hogg Farber. He married Ruth L. Young on September 11, 1947 in Pocahontas, AR and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2012.
He is survived by four daughters, Nickie Fields (husband, Robert) of Davenport, IA, Denise Parlier (husband, Milt) of Virginia, Lyn Howard (husband, Dan) of Jacksonville, and Tracy Smith (husband, Brad) of Elizabethtown, KY; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Strowmatt of White Hall, Lois Walker (husband, Harold) of White Hall, and Lillian Mott of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Carl Farber (wife, Janie) of White Hall; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lura Reno (surviving husband, Rob of Roodhouse).
Mr. Farber was a graduate of White Hall High School and DeVry Institute in Chicago. He served with the US Army Air Corps during WW II and the Japanese Occupation. A skilled electrician, Glenn worked as a lineman for municipal utilities and rural electric in the Geneseo area. He later worked for John Deere in Moline, Oscar Meyer in Beardstown, and Eli Bridge Company in Jacksonville. More recently, he worked in insurance sales in the Jacksonville area and business development for Elm City Center.
He was an accomplished gardener and enjoyed experimenting with the cross pollination of many vegetables. He maintained large gardens and loved to share his harvest with friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Bishop Paul Drake officiating. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am Friday until the time of services. Committal services will be held 1:30 pm Friday at White Hall Cemetery in White Hall. Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children or The Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com.