Norman F. McFarland, 78, of Knightstown, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born January 6, 1936 in Indianapolis, to the late Everett and Edwina (Carroll) McFarland.
Norman was a very active member and elder of the First Christian Church in Knightstown. He retired from Southside Landfill in Indianapolis following more than 20 years of service and had previously worked at Indiana Gear Works before their closing. Norman had a servant’s heart; he liked serving others and always had a way of making people smile. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.He also loved to travel and was an avid nature lover who enjoyed all of God’s creations.
He is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Dolores McFarland of Knightstown; children, Jeffrey (Melanie) Hinkley of Phoenix, Jane (Michael) Gorman of Ft. Wayne, Shawn McFarland of New Palestine, and Andrew (Lorraine) McFarland of Columbia City; grandchildren, Wynter (Shonn) Bell, Stacey (Greg) Goodrich, Ashley (Nathan) Lohr, Adam Crockett, Drew McFarland, Jessica McFarland and Cavan McFarland; seven great- grandchildren; a brother, John C. (Rosemary) McFarland; son in law, Mike Crockett; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Crockett; three siblings, Everett McFarland Jr., Betty Jones and James McFarland.
Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Richard Thayer and Anthony Darling officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2500 Washington St. New Castle, IN 47362, Knightstown First Christian Church, 138 West Main Street Knightstown, IN 46148, or the Purdue Christian Campus House, 1000 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 or envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may express condolences or share a memory of Norman at www.hinsey-brown.com.