Washington Farson III
George Washington Farson, III, 70, of 4901 Henry's Mill Road, Vernon Hill, VA, died Sunday, October 10, 2010 in the Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine.
Mr. Farson was born on Lynchburg, VA, December 29, 1939. He was the son of the late George W. Farson, Jr. and Julia Henry Farson. He was predeceased by his one brother, Charles Henry Farson.
On August 25, 1960, he married Sarah Mays. Surviving are his wife Sarah, two daughters, Tammy F. Eastwood and husband Paul, and Sandi F. Pruitt and husband Mike, and one son Michael S. Farson and wife Kim, all of Vernon Hill.
Six grandchildren: Justin Davis, Mike Farson, Jr., Tyler Farson, Michaela Farson, Chelsi Pruitt, and Brandi Pruitt. His sister-in-law, Theresa Fore Farson, nephew, Charles H. Farson, II, and niece, Nicole Farson Smith.
He was a graduate of Spring Garden High School and the University of Virginia. He taught at Woodlawn Academy and played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles from 1962-1971 as catcher. He managed in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League from 1972-1975, the Oakland A's Minor League from 1976-1977, and the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League from 1978-1979. He was the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League catching instructor from 1980-1981, and a scout until 1989. He was an active farmer, logger, and loved grouse hunting in Maine.
Mr. Farson was an active member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church serving on the Board of Deacons, the board of Trustees, the Choir, and taught Sunday School. He was a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Baseball Players of America.
He was blessed with special friends, Tommy a d Linda Owen of Chatham, John and Judy Dik, and Jan and Brenda Soucy of Allagash, Maine.
Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Carl E. Burger will be held Friday afternoon and 2:00 P.M. in the Henry Family Cemetery, in Vernon Hill. The family will receive friends on Thursday night from 7-8:30 P.M. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 2141 Mount Tabor Road, Keeling, and at other times at the residence.
Memorials may be sent to Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 13257 Old Richmond Road, Keeling, VA 24566 or to the Keeling Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 12, Keeling VA 24566.
Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is serving the Farson family.