Robert Vernon Farrow, a resident of Pendleton, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015, at St. Anthony Hospital. He was 89 years old.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton chapel. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton. Sign the online condolence book at www.BurnsMortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born August 9, 1926, to Walter A. and Ethel Chance Farrow in Nampa, Idaho. He attended school in Pendleton, Oregon. Robert joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served WWII. He received an honorable discharge in February of 1947.
He had been married twice before marrying Donna Rae Watson on February 3, 1962, in Winnemucca, Nevada. They made their home in Pendleton. Robert was a log truck driver for some time before working as a welder in the Shipyards in The Dalles, Ore. He then worked on the Distant Early Warning Line in Alaska from 1959 to 1960. He came home to Pendleton and worked for Woodpecker Trucking where he was a technician and a welder, and also drove truck wrecker. In 1979 he began his career at Boise Cascade as a chip truck driver where he worked until the age of 83, earning several awards for his many years of safe driving. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, RVing and working with stained glass.
Robert is survived by his son Tom Farrow, daughter Drucilla Farrow, and brother Terry Farrow, all of Pendleton, as well as four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna Farrow, brother Keith Farrow and sister Sharon Reed.