Ernest "Ernie" Junior McFarland
September 2, 1927 - February 27, 2023
Ernest “Ernie” Junior McFarland, 95, of Manchester, Ohio passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman. He was born September 2, 1927 in Peebles. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, wife of 68 years, Caryl Johnson McFarland; one grandson, Derek Keysor; parents: James Ernest and Rhoda Grace (Taylor) McFarland; four sisters: Thelma Neill, Betty Adkins, Wilma Johnson and Ann Rudd; and five brothers: Jimmy McFarland, Burton McFarland, Vaughn McFarland, Andy McFarland and Harry McFarland.
Ernest is survived by two sons: William “Bill” (Delores) McFarland of Winchester and James D “David” (Darla) McFarland of Manchester; five grandchildren: Brianna (Derrick) McFarland-Ferguson of Winchester, Randi McFarland of West Union, Abigail McFarland of Manchester, Christy (William IV) Keaney of Beavercreek and Brian Keysor of Eastgate; four great grandchildren: Wrenn Miriam Ferguson, Charli Keaney, Collins Keaney and Keygan Keaney; one sister-in-law, Anna Mae McFarland; special niece, Martha J. Rudy and many other nieces and nephews.
Ernest adored his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially Wrenn, as she was the light of his life. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed Cincinnati Reds Baseball games. Ernie proudly spent time as a Kentucky Colonel in the U.S. Army during WW2, 1944-1945. After his military service he served as a past president and chairman of the First State Bank of Adams County. He was an active member of the Manchester United Methodist Church. He served on the board of Manchester schools and Adams County Ohio Valley School District, AAA South Central Ohio and Southern State Community College. as Adams County Auditor, past district governor of the Lions Club International, as well as president of the Ohio Bankers Association and Ohio Association of County Auditors. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Memorial Donations can be made to:
Manchester United Methodist Church
405 East 8Th Street, Manchester, Ohio 45144
The public visitation is 4 – 7 PM Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Manchester United Methodist Church, 405 East 8th Street, Manchester, Ohio 45144.
The public visitation is 1 – 2 PM Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Manchester United Methodist Church.
The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service.
The public funeral is 2 PM Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2023 at Manchester United Methodist Church. Reverend David Sugarbaker will officiate.
The public interment is at Manchester Cemetery, 813 East 8th Street, Manchester, Ohio 45144.
Friends can sign online condolences at www.LaffertyFuneralHome.com
Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.