May 6, 1936 - July 11, 2021
After 62 years traveling through life and around the world with his wife Ann and 20 years bombing around Tellico Lake on his boat with his grandchildren, Robert Lough McFarland, 85, also known as Bob, Dad, Grandpa and Doc, has finally decided to take a rest. Bob passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. He was born on May 6, 1936 and was the son of Robert Milton McFarland and Martha Virginia Lough McFarland of Chester, WV. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1957 and earned a Master's Degree and Ph. D. from Kent State University in 1973. He went on to teach and coach in the Health and Physical Education Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland until his retirement in 1998. Bob and Ann then retired to Kahite Village in Vonore, TN where they lived for 20 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Ann Shade McFarland; his children, Robert Charles McFarland of Rome, GA, Carol Ann McFarland Brown of Parkton, MD, and Janet Lee McFarland Kamenick of Charlotte, NC; his in-laws Thomas A. Berg and Aaron Michael Kamenick; and nine grandchildren: Erin Kayleigh Brown; Robert Ian McFarland; Elizabeth Ann Kamenick, Olivia Leigh McFarland, Ryleigh Danielle Brown, Aidan Joseph McFarland, Jonathan Robert Kamenick, Christopher David Kamenick, and Rebecca Mei Kamenick. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 4pm at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to the Dr. Robert L. and Elizabeth Ann McFarland Scholarship fund (#79514), ATTN: Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc., 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532, or to the Smile Train organization (donate.smiletrain.org) in memory of Bob McFarland. A guestbook for on-line condolences may be found at www.heritagecares.com.
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