Kirk Lewis Farrar age, 63 of Ames, Iowa died on November 15, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House. A gathering of friends and family will be 10:30 a.m. to Noon Friday, November 22 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames; with the burial immediately following at Ames Municipal Cemetery Ames, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Farrar.
Kirk was born on February 8, 1956 in Lincoln, NE to Ralph and Mary Jo (Dunbar) Farrar. He graduated from Ames High School (1974) and the University of Iowa in Communications. Kirk was always a salesman working in several different fields from office supplies to cars and finally to food service. He loved his family, eating, and his pets with his whole heart. He charmed many a person with his smile, laugh, and easy manner. All the while, combatting Parkinson's, a chronic disease that ravaged his body for the last 26 years of his life.
Kirk is survived by his mother, Mary Jo Farrar, brothers, Kelley (Kim) Farrar, Kris (Jennifer) Farrar, nephews Sean (Sarah) Farrar and Nate Farrar. He was also adored by his great nieces and nephews, Marvin, Hunter, Aaliyah, Bozena, EmmaLee and Micah.
His celebration of life will be a Munchie-walkabout for friends, family, and assorted people that were charmed by his smile and honored his fight for life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a monetary donation for funeral services.
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
"Jo - I remember when Kirk was born and you and Ralph were slightly overwhelmed with a baby and their demands. I visited with Kirk at our last NE class reunion. I know these last number of years have been difficult for you and he was fortunate to have the parents he did. Agnes & John Chambers"
"Kirk was a great guy. We were very close friends. During the time Kirk lived in California we spent a lot of time hanging out with Kirk (and Fazeela). In fact, Kirk was the Best Man at our wedding! We miss Kirk very much. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.
Mark and Holly Anderson"
"I was saddened to hear of Kirk's passing on to the next life. His smile was infectious. I love that you are having a munchie walk about to remember him by as he could eat more junk food than anyone I knew.
So, so sorry to hear of Kirk's passing. I have many fond memories of Kirk from time spent with him in Seattle. He was very good with my kids and spent at least a couple of Thanksgivings with us. The kids requested black beans and rice and Twinkie cake for the holiday one year. Kirk made the cake and the also requested purple frosting which was enjoyed by all. Kirk will be missed by many. Remember the good things.