William "Bill" Dale McFarland, Sr. 83 of Edna, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Victoria, Texas. Bill was born on Friday, September 10, 1937 in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma to Robert Sylvester McFarland and Lenora Mae Morrison McFarland.
After graduating from High School, Bill graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and also Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1964 Bill married Linda Derrick, and together they raised two sons. Bill was a Baptist Minister in Canton, Texas, Springhill, Texas; Freemont, California; Willcox, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; and San Antonio, Texas. When Bill was not in the Pulpit, he enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing, photography, tying flies, reading and writing poetry.
Bill is survived by his wife; Linda McFarland, son; William "Dale" McFarland, Jr., daughter-in-law; Suzette, and granddaughters; Jessika, Kali, and Sierra McFarland, son Paul Judson McFarland, daughter-in-law: Judith, and granddaughter; Abigail, also his sister; Betty Treat. He is preceded in death by his parents; Robert and Lenora McFarland, brothers; Robert McFarland, Murphy McFarland, Sr. and sister; Augie Beltran.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 5:pm to 7:pm at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joe J. McClanahan officiating, interment will follow at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Chris Gerdes, Kip Derrick, Steve McFarland, Ike Peterson, Fred Jones, and Murphy McFarland, Jr., with Allan Wilson being a Honorary Pallbearer. Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, TX 77957, 361-782-2152..
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