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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.