Lisle T. Farrier passed from this life to his heavenly home Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at his home in Miami. He was 82.
He was born in Ottawa, Oklahoma, on Dec. 3, 1924, to Elmer Farrier and Carrier Ellen (Harmon) Farrier. He lived in Miami most of his life.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Miami. He attended Harvest Time Church for the last several years encouraging everyone to seek first the Kingdom of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maxine Harris, and one brother, F.E. “Mutt” Farrier. He married Allene Vandever in October, 1946. She preceded him in death. To this union were born two daughters. He later married Trula White. She preceded him in death.
He married Arvilla Long in October, 1992. She survives, of the home.
Lisle graduated from Miami High School and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where he took business courses.
He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He served as a medic.
Lisle was a prominent businessman and rancher. Lisle and his brother “Mutt” owned and operated Farrier's IGA Thriftway in Miami and opened Farrier's Family Discount Center in Grove, Okla. He enjoyed raising Limousine cattle. he loved hands-on work out on his ranch. He was a member of the Limousine Cattle Association since the 1970s.
Lisle is survived by his wife, Arvilla Farrier of the home; two daughters, Lynn Farrier of Miami, Okla., and Jan Kimbrough and husband Jim of Joplin, Mo.; one stepson, David Long and wife Alice of Hazelton, Idaho; one stepdaughter, Judy Wyroch and husband Jerry of Darrington, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Mae Farrier of Miami, Okla.; five granddaughters, Lori Gallagher and husband Bill of Denver, Colo., Carrier Frazier and husband Travis of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jennifer Coulter and husband Casey of Joplin, Mo., Julie Smith and husband Greg of Miami, Okla., and Jill Kimbrough of Dallas, Texas; one stepgrandson, Tony White of Miami, Okla.; one stepgranddaughter, Lisa Longanberger of Miami, Okla.; two stepgranddaughters, Amy Wyrick and Kali Young, both of Miami, Okla.; three stepgrandsons, Jeremiah Johnson and wife Tara of Wenatchee, Wash., Ryan Young of Sheridan, Ore., and Brody Young of Miami, Okla., 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lisle's favorite thing to do was teach the Men's Bible Class at the Baptist Regional Hospital where he shared Jesus for 15 years with men of many denominations. Many people are successful because of the work etiquette Lisle taught them. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at 1st and A S.W. in Miami, Okla., with the Rev. David Long and Pastor Terry Wright officiating. Burial will follow at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Greg Smith, Casey Coulter, Brody Young, Dave Clark, Shawn McGee and Jim Wyrick.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at 6 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice at 2084 South Main, Grove, OK 74345 or Harvest Time Church, 40 N. Main St., Miami, OK 74354.