Jackie Lee McFarland, 63, of Fortville, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2014, with his family by his side at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Paris, Ky. on September 7, 1950, to parents Omer Lee and Margaret (Oder) McFarland.
He was a Army veteran. He enjoyed bass fishing with his buddies at Geist Reservoir. When he and his buddies weren't fishing they were playing cards. He loved being a grandpa to five beautiful blessings; Matt Miles, Cody McFarland, Alyssa McFarland, Breanna Miles, and Kaylie McFarland. Great grandpa to four beautiful blessings; Wesley and Adrianna O'Brian, Maggie Miles, and Duncan McFarland. He will be dearly missed by all.
Jackie is survived by his son, Robert (Jeannie) McFarland; brothers, Harold Smoot Jr., Dean (Judy) McFarland, Tommy McFarland; sisters, Pauline (Frank) Rhinesmith, Katherine Brannock, Emma Taylor; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Guy; sisters-in-law, Anna Faye Smoot and Carol McFarland; brother-in-law, Dan Brannock; and the love his life, his dog, Phoebe.
Jackie's wish was not to have a service and to be cremated. We respected his wishes, but would like to have a memorial cookout in his honor. The cookout will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at American Legion Park (Campground) 10609 South SR 13, Fortville, IN.
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