He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in McCune to Cecil H. Farley Sr. and Juanita (Rhudy) Farley. He grew up in Independence and graduated from Independence High School. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg State University. He attended and graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1968 he moved to Parsons to establish his medical practice and continued operating a medical clinic until 2004. During these years, he also served as medical director for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and as a director of the Labette County Public Health Department. He had served as chief of staff at the Labette County Medical Center, president of the Kansas Osteopathic Association and president of the Kansas Association of Medical Doctors.
He had been a member of the Parsons Kiwanis Club and was chosen Soroptimist Man of the Year in 1985. For many years, he served on the board of directors of the Commercial Bank.
In 2005 he moved from Parsons to The Villages, Fla.
On Aug. 12, 1962, he married Geraldine “Gerry” Millican in Independence. She preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 2004.
He married Frances “Fran” (Schwatken) Newkirk on Dec. 30, 2005, in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Doug Farley, and his wife, Tammy, and their daughter, Grace, of Duluth, Ga.; and a daughter, Lisa Farley Sebree, and her husband, Sam, and their children, Nathan, Anna and Sam of Versoix, Switzerland; Fran’s sons, Brad Newkirk, and his wife, Amy, and their children, Jackson and Jenna, of Overland Park; and Darren Newkirk, and his wife, Terri, and their children Alex, Marissa and Zach, all of Overland Park; and a sister, Jean Farley Brockelman and her husband, Ron, of Emporia.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church or Labette Health Foundation and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, 67357.