Winter Holiday 04


Michael R. McFarland

December 19, 2018

Michael R. McFarland, age 57, of Lincolnton, formally of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at Atrium Health.  A native of McDowell County, he was a son of Jim McFarland and the late Shirley Edwards Howell.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann McFarland and two brothers: Roger Lee and James Stanley McFarland.  Michael was a member of Full Gospel Christian Church.  He had a strong work ethic and took great pride in his careers as a mason and mechanic.  He was happiest when he was on the lake with his family and friends camping and boating.  Michael will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother.

            Surviving  is his loving wife of 38 years, Angela McFarland: daughters:  Jessica Frisina and her husband, David, and Sara, Emily and Rachel McFarland all of Lincolnton;  Sean Siefert, who Michael loved as his son, and Sean's wife, Shelly, and their son, Killian;  father, Jim McFarland and his companion and special family friend, Nancy Grindstaff;  grandchildren:  Josiah and Eli Whitmire and Ella Grace, Jackson David and Jesse James Frisina; brother, Lee McFarland and wife, Christel, of Burnsville and sister, Michelle Pendley and husband, Louis, of Spruce Pine.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 22nd in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Joey Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Edwards Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. 

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