Wesley Peter Farney


HOLLAND PATENT — Wesley Peter Farney, 81, of Holland Patent, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville.

He was the son of Peter Henry Farney and Susan Dicob Farney (both deceased) of Holland Patent. He served his country with honor in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. Wesley was united in marriage to Yvonne Vivian Brecknell, of Holland Patent, on July 16, 1966, in a blessed union of over 50 years filled with much love and mutual devotion. Yvonne died on February 11, 2017.

He was a member of the Stittville Methodist Church.

Wesley, known as “Wes” demonstrated his remarkable engineering talents and skills at an early age, fixing anything mechanical on the Farney farm that needed fixing. He built a succession of model airplanes and flew them competitively. Wes studied hard and was a member of the HPCS National Honor Society, the Scholarship Club, and the Student Council. After his 1956 graduation, he briefly attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prior to enlisting in the Army and serving his tour of duty in South Korea. Wes initially reported for his military training by flying his own 1946 Taylorcraft plane (that he rebuilt) from Upstate New York to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Wes left the Army, worked for private companies including Bendix Aviation, and then formed his own PVX Industries, Inc. Wes invented, patented, and registered an automatic pleating device machine for shirts in 1975, and produced that equipment successfully for over 30 years. Wes frequently flew his Cessna 210 from his own FAA approved private airstrip and hangar, Hickory Hollow Airport in Floyd, to outlying states in service support to his customers.

Wes had a brilliant mind and always wore a smile! He will be greatly missed. Wes also had a passion for raising his Huskies. He loved his dogs and they, in turn, loved him.

Wesley is survived by his brother, Earl Farney (Merle Ann) of Missouri, and a sister, Georgia Farney Yaworski (Mike, deceased) of Pennsylvania. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Farney, and a sister, Joyce Farney Murch.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Sunset Nursing Home for the wonderful care that Wes received during his stay there.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for both Wesley Farney and his wife Yvonne Vivian Brecknell on Friday July 29, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc., 7944 Steuben St. in Holland Patent with Pastor Cindy MaKarchuk officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Holland Patent Cemetery.

For online expressions of sympathy please go to www.dimblebyfh.com.