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Gene Arthur McFarland

December 15, 1944 January 29, 2018
Gene  Arthur McFarland
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Obituary for Gene Arthur McFarland

Gene Arthur McFarland, age 73 of Rolla, passed away on Jan. 29, 2018. He was born on Dec. 15, 1944, in Rolla to Arthur See and Serene A. (Phemister) McFarland. On Feb. 16, 1980, Gene married Linda Brown of Rolla.
A 1962 graduate of Rolla High School, Gene attended the University of Central Missouri where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He later transferred to Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1970.
A member and past president of the South Central Missouri Board of Realtors, Gene has been in the real estate business for over 40 years and is a licensed broker in Missouri. His first job was at Carnahan Realtors. He then owned Rolla Real Estate and worked for Lanning Real Estate before joining Investment Realty, where he worked for over 33 years.
Gene joined the Rolla Lions Club in 1974 and was chairman of the annual July 4th Carnival in 1980.
A local history enthusiast, Gene was an avid collector of photos and other memorabilia, including buttons and sweatshirts from Missouri S&T’s annual St. Pat’s celebration. He loved antique tractors and cars, especially his 1920s Model A. His favorite pastimes included spending time with his sons, visiting car shows and swap meets and attending Mizzou Tiger football games.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Serene McFarland, his sister, Sydney (McFarland) Hunter and brother-in-law William D. “Jim” Hunter. Survivors include his wife, Linda, sons Patrick Gene McFarland of Columbia, Missouri, and Todd Jesse McFarland of Kansas City, Missouri, niece Mary Helen Stoltz and husband Bill of Rolla, great-nieces Emma Stoltz and Sydney Stoltz, and sister-in-law Roberta Brown of St. Louis.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at First United Methodist Church, 803 N. Main St. in Rolla. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow the memorial service at Rolla City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Rolla Lions Foundation.
Online condolences may be offered at this website.
All arrangements are under the direction of Null and Son Funeral Home.

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