March 7 1920 January 26 2020
Columbia—Raymond R. McFarlan, 99, of Columbia, SC went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2020. Born March 7, 1920, in Washburn, Maine. He was the oldest child of the late Ransford McFarland and Jennie Learnard McFarland In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two wives, Marion and Winona as well as siblings, William (Wibby), Margaret and Mable. Raymond served in the Army during WWll. He fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal. Raymond was an independent spirit, full of energy all his life. He refused to sit still even into his 90’s. Always building something, exercising, painting, gardening, taking computer classes in his 80’s. Being Irish, he always had amazing stories about growing up during the Depression, working in the logging camp, the war and always had a joke to tell. He was always happy and outgoing. Raymond is survived by his loving daughter, Regina Mathias and husband, John; grandchildren, Sherry and Phillip; great-grandchildren, Kristin and Samantha. He has several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews all over the country but local family is nephew, Jack Meszoros (Anaya) and niece, Linda Meszoros Loschiavo (Jimmy). He will be truly missed by all of his family and friends. There is another star in heaven tonight. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb.1, 2020 at Temples Halloran Funeral Chapel, 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Raymond Ransford McFarlan please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Raymond Ransford McFarlan March 7 1920 January 26 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Columbia, state: South Carolina