Kenneth Ricky Farlow, age 65, of Sophia passed away Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at his home.
Ricky was born March 1st, 1954 in Guilford County, the son of Curtis Cannon Farlow and Rebecca Ellington Farlow.
Ricky was a US Army Veteran serving in Thailand. After serving his country, he had a career in telecommunications. He was a caring member of the community who loved working on his farm and sharing his vegetables with others. He was happiest with a fishing rod in hand. Growing up he spent time on the fourth generation Farlow family farm with his grandpa raising watermelon and cantaloupes. He enjoyed learning about the history of this community. Ricky was generous with his time volunteering with the Randolph County Honor Guard. He was a member of the Marlboro Friends Meeting.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Percy and Marjorie Farlow, and Thomas and Martha Ellington.
He is survived by his son Jared Michael Laney of Oxnard, CA; parents Curtis and Becky Farlow of Sophia; sister Pam (Alan) Bell of Chapel Hill; brother Jeffrey (Linda) Farlow of Chesapeake, VA; nephews Andrew (Amanda) Bell, Mark (Katelyn) Bell, Hunter (Nicole) Farlow, Fisher Farlow, and Laake Farlow; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family will receive friends Monday, August 19th from 2:30 to 4 PM at Marlboro Friends Meeting in Sophia. The memorial service will follow at 4 PM, officiated by Ministers John Sides and Ray Luther and military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Randolph County Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1672, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Rd., Sophia, NC 27350.