Robert Arnold Farley

Published 6:27 pm Friday, February 11, 2022

Robert Arnold Farley, 79, of Carrollton, joined his Heavenly Father and his beloved Sue, wife of 48 years, on Feb. 10, 2022.

He was born in Delbarton, West Virginia, to the late William Andrew Farley and Winnie Elizabeth Rife Farley. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Woolard Farley. Bob is survived by his son, Brian Buss Sr. (Paula); daughters, Lisa Bernd and Christina Farley; great-nephew, Ethan Grady, and great-niece, Bella Grady; grandchildren, Steven, Brian Jr. (Heather), Jessica (George), Desiree (Brian) and Lorelei (Chris); 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Grigorio (George) and Janice Michitti; brother, Dale Farley (Pauline); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Beale, and a brother, James Farley; his son-in-law, Dean Bernd; and brother-in-law, Benny Michitti. Affectionately known to many as Uncle Bob. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 2011. Bob had a heart for the Lord and his family.  He faithfully served in church as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and teacher, and also as a Royal Ranger leader. Bob was an avid lover of bluegrass music and always had a song in his heart to share.

A funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at Smithfield Assembly of God. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:30 to 5:30. A private burial will be held in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Online condolences may be registered at

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