MATTOON — Joseph Wayne McFarland, age 37, of Mattoon passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Joseph was born on November 22, 1981 in Mattoon the son of Gary Wayne and Teresa Ann (McNamer) McFarland. He married Rachel Faye Sigrist in May of 2007.
Survivors include his son, Colton McFarland; parents, Gary (Teresa) McFarland; aunts, Dee Armstrong, and Debbie Boughan; uncle, Rick (Jane) McNamer; nieces, Katie McNamer, Bridget Pearson, Gina Milne, Kelsey Boughan; grandmother, Wanda Rowland; brothers, George Tucker, Shane Fuller.
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Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Rachel McFarland; and grandparents Gay McNamer, Gary McNamer, Gene McFarland.
Everyone will remember Joe for his big smile and great personality. He began working for his family business McFarland Steel as soon as he graduated High School in 2000. Joe had a love for cars, especially mustangs. He also enjoyed going fishing and being around animals of all kinds. Joe always loved spending time catching up with his family.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to a Community Care Fund c/o Joe's family which is being set up for his son Colton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.