He was born on June 18, 1942, in Parsons to Charles W. and Edith L. Guy Farran. He attended schools in Parsons.
He was a cement finisher in the construction industry and later retired from Hy-Vee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his two Chihuahuas, Chigger and Sammy.
He married Betty Lou Rhoades on April 21, 1961, in Parsons. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2008.
Survivors include four daughters, Kim Springer, Kyra Flummerfelt and Kellie Farran-Greenwood and her husband, Tim, all of Lawrence, and Shara Basel and her husband, Rodney, of Eudora; a brother, Chuck Farran and his wife, Sonya, of Miami, Okla.; three sisters, Janet Cloke of Baxter Springs, Charlotte Merrill of Parsons and Judy Corey of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, Lynly Craig, Morgan Hoss, Michael Braden, Allison Cabay, Brian Braden, Robyn Flummerfelt, Cole and Gavin Greenwood, Zaxary Flaherty and Preston Greenwood; and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials are suggested to Douglas County Visiting Nurses/Hospice and can be left at or sent to the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, 66044.
Online condolences may be left at rumsey-yost.com.