Farley died Saturday at his home in Chapmanville after reportedly suffering a recent illness.
Farley had served several terms as a Chapmanville town councilman. He was reelected as a town councilman in 2007 and his term was not set to end until 2011.
Farley was born December 5, 1938, at Phico, a son of the late Jim B. and Luna Francis Hale Farley.
Farley was a retired truck driver from Mayo Manufacturing, a Chapmanville councilman, and a veteran of the United States Army.
He was very active for 20 years as a coach and supporter of Chapmanville area youth sports. He served as the announcer for Chapmanville athletics as the “Voice of the Tigers” for many years and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the West Virginia Athletics Association for his work as the announcer at Chapmanville High School Football Games.
Farley was was an avid Chapmanville Tiger athletics fan and he was very active in community activities as a volunteer.
Survivors include, his wife, Anita Gore Farley; son, James ‘Scooter’ (Maria) Farley; four grandchildren, Amanda, James Gregory, Brandon and Brianna; one great-grandson on the way and a step-brother, Paul Farley, of Medina, OH.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services at Chapmanville, with Greg Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.