Charles Michael “Mike” Farrar, DVM, age 74, passed away Saturday (Aug. 31, 2019) at his home in Fayetteville.
Mike was born June 22, 1945, the third son of William Parker “Dick” and Robbie Pool Farrar, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Jack Lynn Farrar.
Mike was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he received a bachelors of science degree in 1974. Following graduation, he was employed by Tennessee Paving Company in Tullahoma for one year. He was accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, where he received his degree in veterinary science in 1978.
In 1978, Dr. Farrar opened Farrar Animal Clinic, 2544 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville. He enjoyed a comprehensive mixed animal practice until health issues relegated him to in-house, small animal care. “Dr. Mike” was an incredibly selfless and compassionate veterinarian who truly cared about animals and people, especially senior citizens and their pets. His quiet charm, humble manner and infectious smile will be missed by many.
Dr. Farrar is survived by two daughters, Kristie Leigh Farrar of Fayetteville and Carrie Denise Farrar of Binghamton, N.Y.; brothers, James Richard “Dick” Farrar and wife, Martha, of Fayetteville and Jeffrey Allen Farrar of Sacramento, Calif.; grandson, Dathan Michael Farrar of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.
Additionally, the family would like to thank Brandy Syler for her unselfish 17 years of faithful and dedicated service as receptionist, secretary and bookkeeper for Farrar Animal Clinic.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Higgins Funeral Home. A private committal service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.