Floyd Farley


Jan. 12, 1943 - July 11, 2010

Floyd "Dave" Farley was born Jan. 12, 1943, to Sidney and Bettie Mae Farley in Jonesboro, La. He was the second of six children. Dave grew up and attended schools in Jonesboro, and at age 16 his family moved to Sunnyside, Wash., where his father worked at Hanford. Dave completed high school there.
Dave was working in Dayton when he met and fell in love with his wife of 43 years. He and Renetta Jean Martin Farley were married on Aug. 13, 1967, in Dayton. The couple then moved to Portland where they started their family and Dave worked as a leadman at Zydels Ship Yard. In 1971, they moved back to Dayton and Dave worked at Hanford until becoming a full-time truck driver for the Washington State Penitentiary, where he retired Jan. 30, 2010. After retirement, Dave continued to stay busy part-time driving truck for the penitentiary.
Dave enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved being in the mountains, hunting, cutting wood, mushroom hunting or just going for a drive. In earlier years he loved taking his family camping and fishing.
Dave is survived by his wife, Renetta, at their home; two brothers, Doug Farley and Gordon Farley, both of Dayton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertie Bieber and husband Jim of Sunnyside, Laura Edge and husband Jim of Grandview; one son, Randall Ray Farley and wife Sandra of Waitsburg; one daughter, Melissa Hansen and husband Norman of Waitsburg; four grandchildren, EJ Merserve, Jared Farley, Drew Farley, and Amy Farley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sybil Womaek
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2010, Waitsburg First Christian Church, on Main Street. Burial will follow at the Dayton City Cemetery. Pastor Greg Brownell of United Brethren Church will officiate. Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd St., Dayton, is in charge of the arrangements.


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