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Carlton Tony Farley

September 14, 1956 - December 24, 2021

Carlton Tony Farley, 65, of Vinton, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. Born September 14, 1956, in Bedford, Virginia, Tony was a son of the late Carlton Rucker and Virginia Parker Farley.
Tony is survived by his sisters: Sylvia Farley Caldwell and her husband, Terry, of Cape Coral, Florida; and Lisi Farley McFadden and her husband, Johnny, of Appomattox, Virginia. He is also survived by his nieces: Cherri Terry, and her daughter, Jessica; and Tracy Wilson and her husband, Doug, and their children, Zach and Marlee, all of Florida. In addition, he is survived by a special cousin: Shirley Parker Cheek and her husband, Bobby, of Goode, Virginia. He is also survived by his constant companion, his beloved cat, Scooter.
Tony was an avid musician. And amongst the many paths of Tony’s life, and the many talents, he was probably most proud of his music. In his younger years, he volunteered with numerous rescue squads and found the rewards of helping others to be immensely gratifying. Also in his younger years, he could often be found riding his Harley-Davidson, with his friends, on a seemingly, never-ending adventure.
As Tony’s friend recently wrote: “…I will not see you again on Earth but you will be among the ones in Heaven. We will inevitably be praising God together and laughter is a normal thing. No pain, no tears, no heartache, no worries, FOREVER!”
A private celebration of Tony’s life will be held in the spring on the Blue Ridge Parkway, overlooking the vistas he held so dear. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit

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I don't know what to say my friend. We have been friends for a good 40 years. I certainly didn't think you were meant to go so young and we talked on this just weeks before you left this earth. You were there for me when I came upon my hardest years . I felt then I could move forward. I have but I miss our phone calls talking about past and what today has done to surprise us both. I will miss you my friend but it is my hope that we will meet again when time comes to me. You are family to my parents and I truly enjoyed your parents. Thank you LISI for thinking about me. I appreciate your kindness and so sorry for your loss of your brother. God bless you.

Posted by Kenny W Keith on February 3, 2022

So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Prayers to his family and friends. RIP

Posted by Brenda & Gary Babb on January 5, 2022

Sorry to hear of Tony's passing. May he rest high on that mountain. I will miss you my friend. Prayers for the family

Posted by Marie Hensley Rooks on December 29, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn of Tony's passing. Sending prayers for his Family and Friends to find comfort in knowing he is pain free and at home with his earthly Parents and his Heavenly Father.

Posted by Bonnie Francis on December 28, 2021

So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I had not seen him in many years. But I’ve thought of all of you often. May his memories bring you peace.

Posted by Linda Bohon on December 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Tony. I thought he was doing well.

Posted by C.G. Stanley on December 28, 2021

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