WO1 Kenny R Farthing was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/02/2014 at the age of 66.6 from Cancer
Suwanee, GA
Flight Class 71-35
Date of Birth 09/09/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Kenny R. Farthing 1947-2014 - SAVANNAH - Surrounded by his loving family, Kenny R. Farthing, 66, passed from this world on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer. Kenny was an avid boater, He and his wife, Diane, spent the last three years traveling the Coastal and Inter-coastal waters of the Southeastern United States. Kenny loved entertaining-from impromptu dock parties to lavish feasts prepared for friends and family. Kenny loved fellowship, laughter, stories, gatherings of all sorts, and time spent with his special Great Dane, Bob. Kenny proudly served his country by dedicating a life of service to both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. Kenny was a Cobra Helicopter pilot. During his military and civilian flight careers, Kenny served in Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Pakistan, and the United States. During his service he earned numerous citations and awards including Master Army Aviator Badge, 13 Air Medals with V device, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and the Bronze Star. After retiring from military service, Kenny was an instructor at Flight Safety International of Savannah where he made many friends from all over the world. Kenny was a proud American, a loving husband of 42 years, a stern, yet loving father and grandfather, a treasured son-in-law, a loving brother-in-law, as well as a friend to countless people. He is survived by his wife, Diane Gremminger Farthing, his son Paul Farthing, daughter-in-law Jessica Farthing of Savannah, his daughter Tricia Farthing Adams, son-in-law Todd Adams of Atlanta, and six grandchildren, Elizabeth Andrews, Mac Farthing, Jake Farthing, Abigail Adams, Addison Adams, and Ashlyn Adams. A celebration of Kenny's life will be held at Billy's Place, 20 East Perry St, Savannah on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society , 6600 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31405 or www.cancer.org Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News May 7, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.

Published in Savannah Morning News on May 7, 2014

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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