MORGANTON Mr. Roderick Owen Farnsworth, 69, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care with family by his side. He was born May 24, 1950, in Cass County, N.D., to the late Edgar S. Farnsworth and Della Marie Nelson Farnsworth. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Farnsworth. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Teresa Lowman; brother, Mike Farnsworth; grandchildren, Dj Pierce and wife, Jana, Brandon Lingerfelt and significant other, Taylor Crowder, and Leeah Lowman. A celebration honoring the life of Mr. Farnsworth will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Roderick Owen Farnsworth.

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