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Glenn Edward Farner

July 14, 1929 — December 27, 2020


Glenn Edward Farner, 91, of Delano, TN., passed away peacefully on December 27, 2020.

Glenn was a 58 year member of the Laborers' International Union of North America and greatly enjoyed spending time on the farm.  He strongly believed in working hard whether farming from the age of twelve, serving in the United States Army or working as a Construction Laborer on some of the most significant projects in The Tennessee Valley.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Isaac and Della Mae Farner; siblings, Lucille McAllister, Clarence “Bud” Farner, Geneva Underdown, Elizabeth Dixon, Kenneth Farner and Harold Dean Farner; mother of his children, Barbara Sloop McClary and beloved companion, Nellie Taylor.

Survivors include his beloved children, Michael Farner, Donna (Jackie) Calhoun, Ricky (Kay) Farner, Stephen (Kim) Farner, Kim Farner and Glenn (Monica) Farner, Jr.; grandchildren, Belinda (Daniel) McClary, Ammie Farner, Jill Farner, Brandon (Leigh Anne) Calhoun, Ashley Farner, Lauren (Jason) Wheat, Jack Farner, Anna Roberts, Grace Roberts, William Farner and Anna Grace Farner; 14 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren; siblings, Frank (Helen) Farner, Zelphina Dipierro and Nancy Henry.   Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Benton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dave Whaley officiating and Brandon Calhoun, Jack Farner, Will Farner, Connor Barks, Tyler Parsons and Daniel McClary serving as pall bearers.  Military Honors will conclude the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Polk County 4-H Camp, PO Box 189, Benton, TN 37307.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.  (423) 338-2834

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Benton Memorial Gardens

217 Patty Rd, Benton, TN 37307

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