BROWNVILLE - Leon R. Farrar, Sr., 84, husband of Barbara (Lutterell) Farrar, passed away June 18, 2016, at the Maine Veterans' Home, Bangor. He was born October 17, 1931, in Brownville Junction, the son of Archie and Ada (Dole) Farrar.
Serving in the U.S. Army, Leon was a Korean War Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a life member of the VFW and the Brownville American Legion Post 92. Leon worked for many years as a Conductor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and as a Deputy Sheriff for Piscataquis County. He always enjoyed his time working with the Ebeemee Snowmobile Club and served as President for many years.
In addition to his loving wife, Barbie, Leon is survived by five sons and their families Leon Jr., Larry, Leslie, Lance, and Richie; three brothers Bert, Ralph, and Walter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 6 step-children and their families Robby, Gary, Jeff, Donnie, Eric, and Linda; and several step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers Kendall, Charles, and Vaughn; and two sisters Lucille and Caroline.
A memorial graveside service with military honors will be conducted 11am Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery, Brownville Junction, with Rev. Stephen Dean officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans' Home-Bangor, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.