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Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home
Thursday June 13th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home
Thursday June 13th, 2019

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James Farley

Farley, James M. (Jamie), age 42 of Dayton, OH passed away June 10, 2019. He was born in Dayton, OH to James M. Farley, Sr and Geraldine Farley (Riley). Jamie was a 1994 Graduate of Valley View High School and loved playing baseball from youth through high school. He had a terrific sense of humor and was a great cook. Jamie is survived by his mother Geraldine Farley, his father James M. (Beth) Farley, his fiance Amy McGee, his children Taylor and Jayson Farley, his brother Aaron Howell, sister Vicki VanDerVeen, step brother Josh Tolliver, and numerous aunts, uncles and extended family members. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:00PM at the Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home with Gary Flatt officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 5:00PM.

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Vicki,I apologize for not being able to make the service. I forgot all about tearing that floor out and yes we liked to joke around but it was all in good fun. It was cool being a part of your family too!

Larry Drake Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

Vicki Riley Van Der Veen Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM


Vicki Riley Van Der Veen Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

Jay I know we havent talked in a long time, but you were one of my best friends back in the day! You even lived with us for a short period of time. I cant believe your gone, but you will never be forgotten! We had some good times and hope you enjoy yourself on the other side. Until we meet again brother.

Larry Drake Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

Larry!! Thank you! You were always at our house with Jamie. I remember when you and Jamie helped take out the kitchen floor. I also remember how funny you were together, even if I was the butt of the joke sometimes! Thanks to you and your family for being kind to my brother. Vicki

Vicki (Riley) Van Der Veen Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

Jamie,When I heard that you had passed away I was in disbelief and shock. Since then you have been on my mind as well as your family. I tried with all my might to not shed a tear but eventually the tears came and the memories from our childhood played out like a slide show in my mind. Even though we are cousins I loved you like a little brother. When I think of you I see you with that white blonde hair chubby cheeks and big toothy smile wearing a baseball jersey. The older we became the more distant we were but when we would talk even if only for a few minutes here and there over the years the love was still there. I love you Jamie. I will leave you with my favorite poem by Robert Frost. It goes..Natures first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower. But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Much love to Aunt Gerry, Aaron and Vicki

SHERRI L DIXON Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family luv you

Anna S Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM

Words can not express the pain I feel of losing my best friend, and cousin. I have so many good memories of you. You were taken to soon. I will miss your big hugs, and How you always looked out for me. I know now you are at peace , and with all of our loved ones that have passed on. I will miss you and always remember the time we had together, I love you, Rest in peace Jamie.

Heather Dunaway Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM