The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Rev. James H. Farnsley, 75, of Shelbyville died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009.
Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Floyd County, Indiana, to  John Fern and  Thelma Faye (Davis ) Farnsley.
Married  Joann Myer  on Aug. 22, 1954; she survives.
Other survivors include his children,  Jon (wife, Barbara) Farnsley and  Mark (wife, Carmen) Farnsley both of Shelbyville; sisters,  Edna Mae (husband, Leonard) Woods of Owensville and  Thelma Fern (husband, Jon) Beck of Indianapolis; brothers,  Kenneth Paul (wife, Judy) Farnsley of Georgetown,  Phillip Bruce (wife, Cynthia) Farnsley of Shelbyville and  Stephen Harold (wife, Doreen) Farnsley of Minden, Nev.; grandchildren,  Michael Andrew (wife, Sarah) Farnsley of Naperville, Ill.,  Brian James Farnsley,  Jonathan Arthur Farnsley,  KayAnn Lynn Farnsley  and  Caroline Grace Farnsley, all of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother,  Donald Lee Farnsley; and sister-in-law,  Nadine Farnsley.
Teacher and an administrator for Shelbyville Central Schools for 29 years, retiring in 1993.
Pastored several rural churches for 57 years that included Clifford Congregational, Bethlehem Evangelical United Brethren, North Union E.U.B., Union Chapel E.U.B., Big Flatrock Christian, Blue Ridge Christian Union and West Side Wesleyan.  Currently serving as pastor of care at Shelbyville Community Church, where he led the Seasoned Seniors.
One of his passions was providing a Christian radio broadcast “The Hour of Challenge” on local radio stations for 35 years.
U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1958 to 1961 in Norfolk, Va.
Graduated from Georgetown High School, Indiana State University and Butler University and had attended the University of Indianapolis, formerly Indiana Central College.
Found purpose and happiness in preaching the Gospel, serving, helping others and leaving a Christian legacy for his family.
Also enjoyed working on the family farm.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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