Dr. Charles Michael Farrar
June 22, 1945 -
August 31, 2019

Visitation

September 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

Interment

Obituary

Charles Michael “Mike” Farrar, DVM, age 74, passed away August 31, 2019 at his home in Fayetteville, TN. Mike was born June 22, 1945, the third son of William Parker “Dick” and Robbie Pool Farrar, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Jack Lynn Farrar.

Mike was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1974. Following graduation, he was employed by Tennessee Paving Company in Tullahoma, TN for one year. He was accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, where he received his degree in Veterinary Science in 1978.

In 1978 Dr. Farrar opened Farrar Animal Clinic, 2544 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville. He enjoyed a comprehensive mixed animal practice until health issues relegated him to in-house, small animal care. “Dr. Mike” was an incredibly selfless and compassionate veterinarian who truly cared about animals and people, especially senior citizens and their pets. His quiet charm, humble manner and infectious smile will be missed by many.

Dr. Farrar is survived by two daughters, Kristie Leigh Farrar of Fayetteville, TN, and Carrie Denise Farrar of Binghamton, NY; brothers, James Richard “Dick” Farrar and wife Martha of Fayetteville, and Jeffrey Allen Farrar of Sacramento, CA; grandson, Dathan Michael Farrar of Fayetteville, and several nieces and nephews.

Additionally, the family would like to thank Brandy Syler for her unselfish seventeen years of faithful and dedicated service as receptionist, secretary, and bookkeeper for Farrar Animal Clinic.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. A private committal service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. Charles Michael Farrar.

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30 Comments

  1. lynn and marcella scott

    Sorry to hear . Dr. Farrar was so good with our pets. Rest in peace .

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    So shocked and saddened to learned of Dr. Mike’s passing. A sad day for Lincoln County as he was so kind and compassionate and as stated earlier, not greedy. I would drive from Lewisburg, after I moved, to see him. Prayers for healing to his family, friends and to Brandy. He will and already has left a void.

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  3. Christy Lee Rose Key

    I am thankful to Dr. Farrar for helping me with my pet babies. Though he was not our primary veterinarian, he always graciously and thoughtfully helped me. He was ever so gentle with my babies, from the tiniest to the biggest. I will sincerely miss him.

    Reply
  4. Billy and Cindy Langford

    Great compassionate veterinarian, prayers for his family and brandy

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  5. HILLARD PARSONS

    I AM SO SORRY THO HERE ABOUT MIKE .HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED..

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  6. Debbie & Eugene Burkett

    Mike was our neighbor and our wonderful, caring veterinarian. He took care of our pets at all stages. We & our pets will miss him. We’ll miss seeing him on our road or filling his bird feeders. So sad. Our prayers to his family

    Reply
  7. Gary Carter

    Razoo Carter . I’m so sorry to of Mike’s passing. I worked his brother Jack and we both loved that man. He is in our prayers and his family.

    Reply
  8. Nan McFerrin Wiggins

    My family and I will miss you terribly. RIP

    Reply
  9. Paul and Delphine Wertman

    He was a wonderful man and took great care of all our animals he will be sorely missed

    Reply
  10. Mark Isbell

    Dr Mike was such a great doc to my yellow lab named Snowman. My lab was a regular there cause of getting into so many fights. Dr Mike was always amazed at the bad shape Snowman was in, he kept him stitched up and loved working on him. He was such a great fellow. My prayers go out to the family at this time of sorrow

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  11. Karen springman

    He was a wonderful veterinary.he will be deeply missed.

    Reply
  12. Jackie Flynt

    Dr. Mike was a caring compassionate person. He dedicated himself to the care of our animals. Both my husband and I considered him to be a friend. We will truly miss him.

    Reply
  13. Sue Brooks

    Dr. Farrar was truly dedicated to his work and had great compassion for all his patients and their owners. He cared for all the pets Steve and I had for many years. He will be truly missed by many people. My sympathy to his family

    Reply
  14. Juneharmening

    With love and sympathy

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  15. Marie Clifton

    Dr Mike was the best! He took care of with compassion when I lost my 3 puppys than he took care of my new babies I got. I’d see him every Saturday night at the auction till I moved to Texas, I so was hoping to see you again when I moved back the end of this year.. well see you again one day ill bring the popcorn & chocolate ice cream❣??

    Reply
  16. John & Tracey Kendall

    Dr Farrar was the only vet we ever used. After our first visit with him more than 20 years ago, there was never a need to go anywhere else. He took care of all our fur babies. From the horses to the puppies. He was always compassionate and caring and extremely patient with them. And of course, Brandy is always welcoming and ready do what where ever is necessary. Dr Farrar will truly be missed by us and our fur babies. Rest In Peace, Dr Farrar.

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  17. Pam Steelman

    He will truly be missed. The only vet we ever used. He waited for my husband to get off work to put one our babies down. We have another one now and we will miss him and Brandy so much. Thanks for always taking care of our fur babies.

    Reply
  18. Margie Doyle

    He was very compassionate and would help you on saving money he was not greedy I will never forget the time that I accidentally ran over my cat they were fixing to close and they took the time to save his life he even came back in the middle of the night to check on him.Brandy always helped me with my feral cats I will miss he and Brandy very much

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  19. Donna Myers

    My prayers go out to all family & friends..
    He’s a great person and excellent vet. Rest in peace..

    Reply
  20. Lynn Sharpe

    Doc Farrar was a special man. His love for his patients was a special kind of love that comes from the heart. I was just there Tuesday getting my little dogs nails cut. He was so patient with her. He will be missed dearly. Prayers and love to the family and friends.

    Reply
  21. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    A true lover of animals and there will never be another vet like him. He was always wearing a smile and knew just what to say when he knew there was no more hope for your fur babies. I’m sure as he crossed that rainbow bridge Saturday he stopped just long enough to be greeted by the many loved animals he’s taken care of over the years that loved him dearly…He will be missed…He was the best and he cared….

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  22. Karen Gilliam

    My sincere condolences to the family of Mike. He was such a good vet. We never called him that he didn’t come to our rescue. Always had a smile on his face and friendly demeanor. Such an asset to Lincoln County. He surely will be missed.

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  23. Wanda Preston.

    So sorry to learn of Dr. Mike’s passing. He had a kind and loving heart and I am sure there will be a massive reception for him at the rainbow bridge. Blessing on his family!

    Reply
  24. Kasondra Gipson - New Market, AL

    Wow what a HUGE loss. He has been my vet for 40 years and what a good man he was. The compassion he had for all animals and their owners will never be replaced. He was a ONE OF A KIND. I will forever be grateful for everything he has done for my family and our fur babies. He will missed greatly. We loved you!

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  25. Marilyn Haendel

    When we moved here in 1980 Dr Mike taught me how to raise bottle calves. He told me not to buy from the stock yard but to find a dairy that would sell me their bull calves. Good advice. He said the secret was knowing the animals and lots of patience. He was a wonderful teacher. He doctored my dogs, cats, cows and horses for many years.
    I will miss seeing him in WalMart on Sundays.

    Reply
  26. Carolyn and Michael Hearlston

    He will be greatly missed. Words can not say how great he was with us and our animals. Prayers and blessings to the family.

    Reply
  27. Rosalind Lindsey

    Dr.Farrar had a heart of gold. He has help me and my pets for so many years. He even helped me bury one of my pets . I will truly miss him . Heaven gained a true servant to his fellow men.

    Reply
  28. Terry and Brenda Gibson

    One of the “very best” who will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with him, human and animals alike.

    Reply
  29. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Dr. Mike was truly compassionate, humble, and selfless when it came to his career and his passion as a veterinarian. He was a great doctor for all of our fur babies and a wonderful customer for us too. He was so easy going and a wonderful person to work with on either side. We will all miss him in many ways. Our prayers to all of his family and friends at this time. He will truly be missed but always remembered.
    David and Lenace Hyde Vaughn, The Mike Hyde family and all employees of Gardeners Choice Concepts

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  30. Margie (Solomon-Frady) Henderson

    Dick, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother Mike.

    Reply

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Memories

30 Comments

  1. lynn and marcella scott

    Sorry to hear . Dr. Farrar was so good with our pets. Rest in peace .

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    So shocked and saddened to learned of Dr. Mike’s passing. A sad day for Lincoln County as he was so kind and compassionate and as stated earlier, not greedy. I would drive from Lewisburg, after I moved, to see him. Prayers for healing to his family, friends and to Brandy. He will and already has left a void.

    Reply
  3. Christy Lee Rose Key

    I am thankful to Dr. Farrar for helping me with my pet babies. Though he was not our primary veterinarian, he always graciously and thoughtfully helped me. He was ever so gentle with my babies, from the tiniest to the biggest. I will sincerely miss him.

    Reply
  4. Billy and Cindy Langford

    Great compassionate veterinarian, prayers for his family and brandy

    Reply
  5. HILLARD PARSONS

    I AM SO SORRY THO HERE ABOUT MIKE .HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED..

    Reply
  6. Debbie & Eugene Burkett

    Mike was our neighbor and our wonderful, caring veterinarian. He took care of our pets at all stages. We & our pets will miss him. We’ll miss seeing him on our road or filling his bird feeders. So sad. Our prayers to his family

    Reply
  7. Gary Carter

    Razoo Carter . I’m so sorry to of Mike’s passing. I worked his brother Jack and we both loved that man. He is in our prayers and his family.

    Reply
  8. Nan McFerrin Wiggins

    My family and I will miss you terribly. RIP

    Reply
  9. Paul and Delphine Wertman

    He was a wonderful man and took great care of all our animals he will be sorely missed

    Reply
  10. Mark Isbell

    Dr Mike was such a great doc to my yellow lab named Snowman. My lab was a regular there cause of getting into so many fights. Dr Mike was always amazed at the bad shape Snowman was in, he kept him stitched up and loved working on him. He was such a great fellow. My prayers go out to the family at this time of sorrow

    Reply
  11. Karen springman

    He was a wonderful veterinary.he will be deeply missed.

    Reply
  12. Jackie Flynt

    Dr. Mike was a caring compassionate person. He dedicated himself to the care of our animals. Both my husband and I considered him to be a friend. We will truly miss him.

    Reply
  13. Sue Brooks

    Dr. Farrar was truly dedicated to his work and had great compassion for all his patients and their owners. He cared for all the pets Steve and I had for many years. He will be truly missed by many people. My sympathy to his family

    Reply
  14. Juneharmening

    With love and sympathy

    Reply
  15. Marie Clifton

    Dr Mike was the best! He took care of with compassion when I lost my 3 puppys than he took care of my new babies I got. I’d see him every Saturday night at the auction till I moved to Texas, I so was hoping to see you again when I moved back the end of this year.. well see you again one day ill bring the popcorn & chocolate ice cream❣??

    Reply
  16. John & Tracey Kendall

    Dr Farrar was the only vet we ever used. After our first visit with him more than 20 years ago, there was never a need to go anywhere else. He took care of all our fur babies. From the horses to the puppies. He was always compassionate and caring and extremely patient with them. And of course, Brandy is always welcoming and ready do what where ever is necessary. Dr Farrar will truly be missed by us and our fur babies. Rest In Peace, Dr Farrar.

    Reply
  17. Pam Steelman

    He will truly be missed. The only vet we ever used. He waited for my husband to get off work to put one our babies down. We have another one now and we will miss him and Brandy so much. Thanks for always taking care of our fur babies.

    Reply
  18. Margie Doyle

    He was very compassionate and would help you on saving money he was not greedy I will never forget the time that I accidentally ran over my cat they were fixing to close and they took the time to save his life he even came back in the middle of the night to check on him.Brandy always helped me with my feral cats I will miss he and Brandy very much

    Reply
  19. Donna Myers

    My prayers go out to all family & friends..
    He’s a great person and excellent vet. Rest in peace..

    Reply
  20. Lynn Sharpe

    Doc Farrar was a special man. His love for his patients was a special kind of love that comes from the heart. I was just there Tuesday getting my little dogs nails cut. He was so patient with her. He will be missed dearly. Prayers and love to the family and friends.

    Reply
  21. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    A true lover of animals and there will never be another vet like him. He was always wearing a smile and knew just what to say when he knew there was no more hope for your fur babies. I’m sure as he crossed that rainbow bridge Saturday he stopped just long enough to be greeted by the many loved animals he’s taken care of over the years that loved him dearly…He will be missed…He was the best and he cared….

    Reply
  22. Karen Gilliam

    My sincere condolences to the family of Mike. He was such a good vet. We never called him that he didn’t come to our rescue. Always had a smile on his face and friendly demeanor. Such an asset to Lincoln County. He surely will be missed.

    Reply
  23. Wanda Preston.

    So sorry to learn of Dr. Mike’s passing. He had a kind and loving heart and I am sure there will be a massive reception for him at the rainbow bridge. Blessing on his family!

    Reply
  24. Kasondra Gipson - New Market, AL

    Wow what a HUGE loss. He has been my vet for 40 years and what a good man he was. The compassion he had for all animals and their owners will never be replaced. He was a ONE OF A KIND. I will forever be grateful for everything he has done for my family and our fur babies. He will missed greatly. We loved you!

    Reply
  25. Marilyn Haendel

    When we moved here in 1980 Dr Mike taught me how to raise bottle calves. He told me not to buy from the stock yard but to find a dairy that would sell me their bull calves. Good advice. He said the secret was knowing the animals and lots of patience. He was a wonderful teacher. He doctored my dogs, cats, cows and horses for many years.
    I will miss seeing him in WalMart on Sundays.

    Reply
  26. Carolyn and Michael Hearlston

    He will be greatly missed. Words can not say how great he was with us and our animals. Prayers and blessings to the family.

    Reply
  27. Rosalind Lindsey

    Dr.Farrar had a heart of gold. He has help me and my pets for so many years. He even helped me bury one of my pets . I will truly miss him . Heaven gained a true servant to his fellow men.

    Reply
  28. Terry and Brenda Gibson

    One of the “very best” who will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with him, human and animals alike.

    Reply
  29. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Dr. Mike was truly compassionate, humble, and selfless when it came to his career and his passion as a veterinarian. He was a great doctor for all of our fur babies and a wonderful customer for us too. He was so easy going and a wonderful person to work with on either side. We will all miss him in many ways. Our prayers to all of his family and friends at this time. He will truly be missed but always remembered.
    David and Lenace Hyde Vaughn, The Mike Hyde family and all employees of Gardeners Choice Concepts

    Reply
  30. Margie (Solomon-Frady) Henderson

    Dick, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother Mike.

    Reply

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