Justin McFarland
Funeral Date: 5/21/2014

Obituary:
Justin Lehman McFarland age 28, of Camden, AR, passed from this life on May 16, 2014, after a tragic accident. He was born November 1, 1985 in New Orleans, LA a son of Gale Allen McFarland, Camden, AR and Janice Marie Jackson McFarland, Jupiter, FL. In July 1988, he moved with his parents to Camden, Arkansas where his father established the Camden Urology Clinic as a solo practitioner and his mother became a nursing instructor after earning her advance practical nursing degree. Justin was a May, 2004 Graduate of Camden-Fairview High School and member of First Presbyterian Church of Camden. He attended film and multi-media classes at SAU-Tech in Camden, but left to join the U. S. Army in 2005. Justin went through infantry basic training and AIT at Fort Benning, GA, and was immediately deployed on a combat mission with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York, to Afghanistan. Specialist Justin McFarland was a mortar man in Afghanistan, serving at various outposts, including the Korangal Valley, where he saw active combat. After a 18 month deployment, he was assigned to his home base at Fort Drum, N.Y. Justin was honorably discharged in October 2008. He attended college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, where he was pursuing a career in forensics. Justin was an avid sports fan, especially when cheering on the New Orleans Saints. He also enjoyed hunting, working out and reading crime stories. Justin would want to be remembered for being a good soldier-a U. S. Army infantryman who served his country in combat. He made his mom, dad and brothers very proud of him. His final statement would be, “I want only the best for my family in the future”. Justin is survived in addition to his parents by his stepmother Wendy Andrews McFarland, Camden, AR and 4 brothers Steven McFarland, Jupiter, Fl, Wesley McFarland, Travis McFarland and Jack McFarland all of Camden, AR. Funeral services were 2:00pm Wednesday, May 21, at Frazer’s Funeral Home with Rev. Erin Kaye officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were Brandon Horn, Jim Andrews, Gale McFarland, Jack McFarland, Wesley McFarland, and Travis McFarland. Honorary pallbearers were Rick McFarland and Steve McFarland. Burial with Military Honors in McFarland Cemetery at Banks by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Memorials preferred McFarland Cemetery, c/o Ginger Ricks, 125 Bradley 377, Banks, AR. 71631

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Name: Ginger and Hubert Ricks
Message: Gale, Wendy, and boys. There are no words to express our sympathy. We just have to trust God and ask for his comfort . We will keep you all in our prayers.

Name: Jan McFarland
Message: I will forever miss and love my beautiful Justin, to the moon and back. I pray for my beautiful Wesley, Travis, Jackson and Steven. And for his parents, and all of us to have the strength to get through this.

Name: Sherry Grice Funderburg
Message: To the family, We send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We were shocked and saddened by this news. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Terri Nowlin
Message: God has taken another angel home...rip my dear Justin....u will be greatley missed by all that knew you.Prayin for the mcfarland family

Name: Vickie L. Bickle
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Vickie & Ron Bickle

Name: Philip & Linda Cathey
Message: Gale & Wendy so sorry for your loss. If you know of anything we can do give us a call.

Name: Rhonda Kordsmeier
Message: Doc, Wendy, Jan and boys, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Justin was a sweet and funny kid. I had the chance to see him about a year ago he came to the house and was listening to Adam play with his band at the time. Me and Adam were talking about him and will always remember his birthday because they were only 1 day apart. Love to you all and let me know if I can do anything for you guys.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Gale and family, I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Anders was telling me about him yesterday. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Joyce and Glen Howell
Message: Glen and I know that there is nothing we can say to make the pain any better. But we are praying for peace and strength for you, Wendy, and the boys. Continual prayers.

Name: Joyce and Glen Howell
Message: Glen and I know that there is nothing we can say to make the pain any better. But we are praying for peace and strength for you, Wendy, and the boys. Continual prayers.

Name: Debbie Henry
Message: So so sorry for the loss of your son the family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Gerrald & Nora Koonce
Message: We are so sorry for the death of Justin. May he rest in peace.

Name: Mary Faye Brumley-King
Message: Gale and Family: I want to extend my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of this gallant young man who has served his country so well. May God comfort you and your family during this terrible time. Mary Faye (Brumley) King.

Name: Charles H Brown, M D
Message: To my dear friends, Dr Allen McFarland, lovely wife Wendy, and family, I wish to express my heartfelt sadness and condolence at your tremendous loss. May God be with you and hold you near to Him during this time of grief. Your good friend, Charles H Brown

Name: Dorothy and Jim Cooper
Message: God must have needed a good soldier in heaven. Lifting our dear friends up in prayers and love.

Name: Kelsey Craig
Message: My deepest and sincere sympathy. In the death of your son and brother, I have lost one whom it was a privilege to call one of my dearest and closest friends. I was honored toHHave Justin be such a big part of my life. My deepest heart-felt sympathy goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Always loved, forever missed, and never forgotten.

Name: Linda Kam
Message: My sincere condolences in the passing of your son. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in the coming days, weeks and months to come. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Linda Kam RN

Name: French & Judy Wynne
Message: Sending love and prayers...

Name: Don and Debbie Smith
Message: We are so sad for your loss. Words just aren't enough, but know that we love all of you and are praying for you.

Name: KATHY BLAUL
Message: DR MCFARLAND AND WENDY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY GOD WRAPS HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND UL GOD BLESS

Name: Courtney Patterson
Message: I just remember spending a lot of time laughing with Justin in radio & TV broadcasting. We always found ways to make boring days fun. Sad to hear this but happy to know that I knew him. Rest easy, brother.

Name: Donna Woodral
Message: We are so sorry for your loss, May God give you strength, comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Name: Andy (& Terrie) Briant
Message: Gale & family, so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Leta Woodral
Message: I am so very sorry for your loss. Justin was a wonderful friend and a kind soul.

Name: Ashley Mello
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Name: Brent & Anita Sipe
Message: Doc and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Name: Ann Carver
Message: Dr. Gale McFarland, Wendy, & family, at this time of your bereavement, may you be comforted in the knowledge that others care. Ann Carver

Name: Chad Stratton
Message: Dr. McFarland It saddens me to hear about the loss of your son Justin from this world. I have always admired and looked up to you as a wonderful person, father, and friend. You allowed me to spend many weekends in your home to enjoy the company of your sons, all of which I could always call my friends. You raised your sons to appreciate family and the outdoors and I am proud to be able to say that I was fortunate enough to be involved in many family outings with you and your sons. I will always have memories of time spent with You, Steven, Justin, Wesley, Travis, and Jackson. Not only would I like to say that I am sorry for your loss I would also like to thank you for allowing me to be apart of your family as we grew up together. You were a wonderful roll model for me and also a great physician to my Grandfather who thought the world of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Ian Boyd
Message: Dr and Mrs. McFarland, I had the pleasure of serving with your son in Afghanistan. We were in the same unit together and all of us mourn his untimely passing. Sincerely, Ian Boyd

Name: Ricky and Toni Greenlee
Message: So sorry for your loss. Our family is praying for your family

Name: Lee Archer
Message: I am so very sorry for the loss of Justin. I know that your hearts are broken. I will keep you all in my prayers. Blessings and peace. Lee Archer

Name: Nick & Linds Wagnon
Message: We are thinking of you and the boys and praying God's grace and strength to get through this. We will all miss Justin.

Name: Heather Harcrow
Message: To this wonderful family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Justin was one of the most wonderful people I've ever known and I've always thought the world of him. I'm so blessed to have known him and in these times, as we are all saddened and grieving, I know Justin would not want this hurt for anyone. I never saw him with a frown on his face...Justin was a loyal friend and loved his family meant the world to him. He was easy-going, fun-loving, and a joy to be around. My heart goes out to his parents, and especially his brothers. My deepest sympathies to family and friends and you are all in my prayers. Jmac, you are loved and missed so very much. Love always, Heather

Name: Gloria and Tuddy Watson and Neil
Message: To the McFarland family, may God keep you in his prayers and give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Name: Debra Benson
Message: Dr.McFarland, Wendy & boys, My heart aches for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in your many fond memories of Justin and knowing that your family is in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Name: John, Denise, &Cherity Guess
Message: Doc, Wendy, and family....I wish there was something clever to say, some mere words to make it better, but we all know there's none to be said at this time. I don't spend a lot of time praying for things such as sunshine over the rain, or for my sports team to win, or things that we shouldn't upset the spiritual order of. But please know that we've all been praying for each of you as of late, and will continue in the days and times to come. We Love you all, and know that we're a phone call away, no matter the time or need.

Name: Richard & Cathy Hines
Message: We are so sorry for the passing of this child. May God bless you all and we were so fortunate to have seen him on Saturday.. Praying

Name: Anna Wagnon Jones
Message: Gale, Wendy, and boys, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Clay and Anna

Name: Bobby and Debbie Wilson
Message: Gale and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Wayne and Christa Word
Message: So sorry for your loss, praying for the McFarland family.

Name: Cory and Katy Bostic
Message: So sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

Name: Jim Jordan
Message: Dr. McFarland-- I am so sorry about your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I surely thought a lot of you when I was in Camden banking. Jim Jordan

Name: Pam Humble
Message: Gayle, my heart aches for you and your family. I didn't know Justin personally, but he must have been a wonderful son. So brave to have served our country overseas and fought in battle for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Barry Martindale
Message: Gale, Sorry to hear about your loss.

Name: Kay Waldo
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers at AMS. Deepest sympathy, Kay Waldo

Name: Melody and Larry Barnett
Message: Gale and family, so deeply sorry to hear of your tragic loss of Justin. We are keeping you in our prayers that your love for each other will get you through these difficult days ahead. I know it doesn't seem like it now but you will breathe again. May Angels surround you and hold you up.

Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: Gale and family we are so sorry for your loss. May God bless & help you through this hard & painful time. Your in our thoughts & prays.

Name: Debby Harton-Donaldson
Message: Gale I am so sorry.

Name: Jo Ann Stone Johnson
Message: Dr.McFarland & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength now & in the days ahead. We are praying for you & all your family. God Bless!!

Name: Cindy Pipkin
Message: Dr. McFarland and Family...I am so sorry to hear about Justin. You and your family will be in my prayers. Mom and Dad have you in their thoughts and prayers also.

Name: Jim Burton
Message: We are so saddened to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers. Jim and Suzi Burton

Name: Mike and Sherry Duran
Message: Gayle and Wendy: We are shocked and saddened at the news of Justin's passing. There simply are no words to comfort a parent who has lost a child but please know that you and your family are continually in our hearts and prayers. May God be with you and yours.

Name: david lupo
Message: Sorry for your loss . Keeping you in my prayers.

Name: Rosemary (Bartlett) Butler
Message: Gale and family, I can honestly tell you we know what you are going through as we lost a grown son in 2009. It was the hardest time in our lives, but the love and prayers shared by so many got us through it. God and the prayers of so many will get you through your sad time as well. It is never easy to lose a child, regardless of their age. When I received a text with the news, I was just stricken with grief for you. We are never ready to lose our loved ones, especially our children. I am sending cyber hugs but more importantly, prayers. I wish I could have told Daddy so he could have called you. I bet he and Justin can spend time talking about you Gale, as you were Daddy's favorite young man and he was so proud of you. My prayers and spiritual love goes to you and your family. Blessings my friend. Rosemary

Name: Lu & Mocha Wings
Message: Dearest Jan, Steve (you two I know, grin) and all, Carrying you in my heart as you travel thru these gut-wrenching hours, days and months ahead. May you have all the courage, strength, grace, tenacity, humor and loving support you need to gird you up and carry you thru. I'm in awe of the gift you choose to provide, in the midst of your shock and angst. In my beloved Cousin beat the heart of someone else's loved one............and all of us were forever changed. You will never know the magnitude of your great gift. From what I knew of Justin (he responded to Steven's cards, grin) and what's written here, I know he'd be proud of you. Sooo sorry for your own aching hearts. Much Love & Warm Support steadily flowing....and prayer-songs....

Name: Fran Savage VanDerZwalm
Message: You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Shawna Bentley
Message: My memories of Justin will always be beautiful. He always smiled when we spoke and his kindheartedness shone through his words. Justin would offer to help out in any way he could. Our conversations were filled with laughter. I smile even now as I think of him. To Jan and Steven, who are special to me, her sons, and her family, my heart is with you. Justin will live forever in our hearts. God's peace be with you at this time.

Name: Lorrie and Tom Popow
Message: Justin will be remembered always by those who knew him and loved him.

Name: Cindy Arnold
Message: Just letting you all know that I'm thinking of you. I am so very sorry.

Name: Mary Ann & Gary Martin
Message: We can never image the loss you are going through but we are with you and remember how great Justin is. May God be with you always.

Name: Jeanine Richter-Munoz
Message: To my dear friend Jan - On our many "marathon" phone calls I've begun to understand what each one of your boys means to you - each one is a unique gem that you hold in your heart. Your loving heart holds each one tightly. And as we're forced to say "see you later" to Justin you'll continue to hold him in your heart forever. Nothing, nothing...changes that. I just want you to know my love and friendship will be there for you always. Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than commons joys. Alphonse de Lamartine (1790 - 1869) Its my prayer that you'll all lock arms together and let love to be the way to get thru this loss.

Name: Debi Beall
Message: One of my favorite quotes is "A human life is a story told by God." ~ Hans Christian Andersen. May the story of Justin's life be told through the hearts of all who love him. I know that the angels have carried Justin safely into God's loving arms. I will keep you in my prayers.

Name: Bill & Dotty Harris
Message: DR. McFarland and Wendy Praying for you and your family during your time of sorrow.

Name: Carla Ferguson
Message: Im still in disbelief ...you were a really nice guy my condolences goes out jan and family

Name: Anita Walker
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bring you close to Him and give you peace.

Name: Patricia Baker
Message: sorry for your loss my prayers go up for your family.

Name: Michelle Mahan
Message: Dear Jan, Steven, Wesley, Travis, and Jackson, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son and brother. I am praying for each of you during this time and asking the Lord to hold you close to Him and fill you with His peace, comfort, and strength! I did not get the chance to meet Justin, but from all I have heard about him, I would have loved to! It sounds like he shared his momma’s heart of incredible joy, love, and sacrifice and his brother, Steven’s desire to give all in serving and sacrificing for his country! Jan, you are one of the most kind, compassionate, selfless people I have ever known and your heart is so full of love for each of your boys – I am sure Justin felt that love many times over and knew how incredibly precious he was to you!! I trust that he was also very thankful for and proud of you as you take such tender care of his big brother! Know you are loved and prayed over!

Name: Mary Frye
Message: You don't know us personally (we are Cathy's parents), but we grieve with you in this time of tremendous loss. May God give each of you comfort, strength, and healing in the coming days. You will continue to be in our prayers. Mary and Jim Frye

Name: johnnie angle
Message: Sorry for the lost of your son. My prayers go out to each of you. The families of Levie Angle.

Name: Charlene, Graham & Becky Bloom
Message: May you find comfort knowing others care. Mat our Lord Bless you for your gift allowing another to live. ** Sent by Miss Lu & Mocha

Name: Rick Overton
Message: Thinking of you and your family. May you feel God's loving arms around you. Rick & Nell Overton

Name: Vickie Bell
Message: Doc and family, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of such an awesome young man.

Name: chuck (Peewee)and Debbie Sindle
Message: May you find Peace in the midst of heartache. Heartfelt prayers to you and all your family.

Name: oren & mary ann blann
Message: Allen, we are so sorry for your loss. If there is any thing we can do let us know.

Name: David Chaisson
Message: I want to offer my heartfelt sympathy to Hero Justin's family. I am so very sorry for your loss. All of you are and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you at this time. Hero Justin, will never be forgotten. Sending a salute to you in Heaven Hero.

Name: Lehman Jackson
Message: My deepest sorrow at the tragic loss of my dear nephew. I will cherish the memory of the times I was blessed to have been a small part of his life. I am very proud of the service gave in defense of our country and freedom in Afghanistan, and know he is heaven where I will see him again, and eat catfish and laugh, and have no pain or sorrow. My heart goes out to my sister Jan, Allen, and to my nephews Steven, Wesly, Travis and Jackson. As long as I am on this earth I will be there for all of you. Time will heal the wounds of Justin's passing, and I hope the very best that this life has to offer to all of us.

Name: Mike, Kim, and Blake Ponder
Message: Dr. McFarland, Wendi, and Family. We are so sorry for The Loss of Justin. May God be with you during this very sad time. Our Thoughts and Prayer's are with you.

Name: Robert Murray
Message: Justin was like my older brother. He shared so much wisdom with me, when we were roommates, and when we stayed in contact the passed couple years. I honestly cannot believe he is gone. This state, country, and world has lost a wonderful human being and person. He was a hero and mentor. My prayers go out to the entire McFarland family, I cannot imagine the pain that you all are going through. The only words of comfort I can say are that God has a plan and to trust in The Lord. I loved Justin like an older brother and will never forget what he taught me and the good times we had, and I will cherish those memories forever.

Name: Steve,Tonya and Paul Swan
Message: Gale,Wendy and Boys, we were so so sorry to hear about Juston, you all are in our prayers, so sorry we cant be there

Name: Keisha Hardiman
Message: To the McFarland family....Im sorry for your loss...Justin was a great person he was one of my classmates...I will be praying for your family during this time to give you strength.

Name: Tim Goodson
Message: So saddened to hear of your loss. May God bless through this time of mourning. Keeping you and all the family in my prayers. Tim Goodson

Name: Debra West
Message: Gail and Family; This is a hard pill to swallow, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless and let time heal. You have great memories, hold fast in them.

Name: Holly Dempsey
Message: Aunt Jan, Uncle Allen, Steven, Travis, Wes and Jack, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart breaks for you. Please call if you need anything. Love you guys.

Name: Randy & Terie Simmons
Message: Gale, So very sorry about the loss of your son. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Cindy Stabler
Message: Dr McFarland,Wendy & Family, So sorry for your loss.Praying God gives you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow.