Benjamin W. Farley, Ph.D., husband, father, professor, author, mentor, scholar, minister, and friend, died at the age of 83 on December 28, 2018.
Born in the Philippines to Bessie and Lieutenant Colonel Wirt Farley, he graduated from Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary, studying also at Le Centre de Villemetrie near Paris.
He retired with emeritus status having served as the Younts Professor of Bible, Philosophy, and Religion, an endowed chair, at Erskine College.
Ben is survived by his wife, Alice Anne G. Farley; his two sons, John (Norma) and Bryan (Stephanie) Farley and their mother, Margaret Dickert (Eugene); his siblings, Marilyn Cowells (Ken), Betty Goodrich, and Jack Farley (Kitty); and his grandchildren, Georgia, Cole, Wren, Anna, and Mae. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and two stepdaughters and their spouses.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1112 Hummingbird Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Interment will be in Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, VA.
Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com
Published in The State on Dec. 30, 2018