Beloved father, son and brother, Joshua Adam Farley died in Guadalajara, Mexico, in mid-August. He was 29. His life was abruptly taken from him as he was making plans to return home.
Josh, who was born and raised in Yukon, attended Skyview Elementary and Lakeview Middle School, and also attended Sand Springs High School and later earned his GED. He attended classes at Rose State College in Midwest City in pursuit of an associate’s degree.
Josh served in the U.S. Army for three years with his last assignment at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
Josh was a tremendous athlete, especially on the soccer field where he excelled at the traveling club level for teams in Oklahoma and Alabama. He was named to an Olympic Development Program team three years in a row. He also was the placekicker for the Sand Springs football team.
Josh enjoyed traveling to Mexico where he met Karina, the mother of his three children. He lived in Mexico, Houston, Oklahoma City, Yukon and other places during the last several years. He was a free spirit with a great sense of humor and more charm than the law should allow.
Josh loved his family, sports – particularly OU football and OKC Thunder basketball – and making others happy. He showed compassion for those who had fewer material goods than he did. At any given time, he would give his last dollar to someone less fortunate.
His travels throughout Mexico afforded him the opportunity to witness firsthand the poverty others experienced. One of his greatest desires was to help people in whatever way God would allow.
As a young man, Josh attended Mayfair Church of Christ in Oklahoma City and Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa. He was a baptized believer who took his faith seriously and was committed to this earthly journey that would eventually lead to an eternal spot in Heaven.
Josh will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and former schoolmates. His ability to lighten the mood with his humor can never be replaced. His love for his three children was unbelievable. They were among the bright lights in his life and he knew without reservation that all three will one day be successful in their own right.
Josh was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Gail Lewis Farley, grandparents, Bob and Mary Farley, and grandmother, Heidi Lewis.
Survivors include father, Tim Farley and stepmother, Debbie Cook; sister, Lindsey Farley; niece, Sophia Farley, and children: Citlalli Farley, Edwin Farley and Caty Farley. Other survivors include a host of cousins, uncles, aunts and a plethora of friends from coast to coast, including former U.S. Army buddies.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at Yanda & Son Funeral Home in Yukon. The family has requested anyone attending the service wear a mask due to COVID-19.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.