Joseph L. Farrington, 47, retired military, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Gary City.
Funeral was Aug. 15 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Chico. Bishop Richard Gillespie officiated, and pallbearers were George Addington, Charlie Addington, James Waters, Cody Addington and Ty Addington.
Joseph was born Aug. 6, 1966, in Columbus, Ga., to Kenneth Jr. and Andrea (Batcho) Farrington. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and studied electricity and electronics/meteorological equipment.
He married Darlena Dawson March 1, 1997, in Chico. She preceded him in death in 2000.
He was also preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Andrea Strickland, and husband, Pat, of Chico; brothers James Waters and wife, Angie, of Cottageville, S.C., Jonathan Strickland of Chico, Charlie Addington and wife, Lori, of Harrah, Okla., and George Addington and wife, Leewanda, of Harrah, Okla.; sisters Patricia Strickland of Chico and Kim Addington of Harrah, Okla.; uncle Bill Crunk; aunts Mary Gunter, Sue Crunk and Nancy Ennis; other family members and friends.