Zeke John Farfour
- December 6, 1924 - September 9, 2012
- Goldsboro, North Carolina
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“May you be in Eternal peace with the ANGELS!!!!!
1 of 4 | Posted by: kristy - goldsboro, NC - friend
“On behalf of Zeke's many GHS friends and classmates I would like to tell ALL of Zeke's family that we will all miss seeing that beautiful smile and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Graves Lewis - Lake Waccamaw, NC
“On behalf of the Wayne County Historical Association and the Museum please accept our deepest sympathies and the passing of Zeke John Farfour. He...Read More »
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“Uncle Zeke: May God grant you eternal rest and His Blessed Mother cradle you in her arms.
4 of 4 | Posted by: George R. Farfour - WY - Nephew
Zeke John Farfour, 87, of Goldsboro, passed away on 9 Sep 2012 after a short illness at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend Patrick Keane officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Dale Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Goldsboro, Farfour was born December 6, 1924 to the late John Joseph Farfour and Georgina Yammine Farfour of Goldsboro. He attended St Mary's Catholic School, Goldsboro High School and studied Business Administration at the University of Scranton at Scranton, PA. During World War II, he served as a firefighter at Seymour Johnson Army Air Field before joining the Navy. He served in combat aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Wichita in the South Pacific Theater achieving the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a member of the force that occupied Japan after the war.
Farfour was the proprietor of the Fancy Pantry deli and was the mid-eastern NC independent Hanes Clothing salesman for many years. He was a member of St Mary Catholic Church where he served as Head Usher for over 25 years. Farfour was also a member of the Travelers Protective Association, American Legion and Veteran's of Foreign Wars, where he served as Adjutant and Trustee
He is survived by his sisters, Sister Maryla (Rosette) Farfour, I.H.M. of Scranton, PA and Juliette (Judy) Farfour and a sister-in-law Tempie Farfour of Goldsboro. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by another sister, Mary Farfour Zahran and husband Joseph Patrick Zahran and their daughter Charlene M. Zahran and a brother, George J. Farfour.
His Nephews and Niece include; Joseph P. Zahran, II, Jacob J. Zahran and wife Sheila, Georgina (Gina) M. Zahran, John J. Farfour, Col George R. Farfour and wife Holly and Asst Fire Chief James C. Farfour and wife Lisa. His great nieces and nephews include; Jacob and Rachel Zahran, Alexandra and Caroline Farfour, Ashley and Brittany Hamilton, Alison, Ava and Alyssa Farfour, and Ben and Peyton Farfour. He also had one great-great niece, Hayley James.
A Wake Service and Rosary will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Seymour Funeral Home. The family will receive friends until 9:00 PM.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to St Mary Church, 1000 N Jefferson Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.