Bud Farley

Mar 7th, 1932 - Jan 13th, 2019


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2019 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2019 1:00 PM


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2019

Bud Farley

Herrin- James Allen “Bud” Farley, 86 of Herrin, passed away at 8:30 AM, Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home.

Bud was born on March 7, 1932 in Herrin to Ed and Mabel (Hagler) Farley, Sr. He married Charlotte J. Willis on November 6, 1954 in Herrin. She survives of Herrin.

He was a US Army veteran and served his country bravely during the Korean Conflict. Once honorably discharged, he returned home and began a long career as a coal miner for various area coal mines. He retired from running the drag line for Williamson Coal in Energy. Later he ran the dozer for the City landfill in Herrin. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the American Legion.

He was a hardworking man who enjoyed the outdoors; fishing for Bluegill, hunting deer and birds and travelling with his beloved wife. He was an avid sports fan who followed NASCAR (Bill Elliott), SIU Salukis and all Herrin Sports. He was a member of the Fin and Feather Club and the Crab Orchard Yacht Club. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include-

Wife- Charlotte Farley of Herrin
Daughter- Cindy May and husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon
Daughter- Teri Steelman and husband Kenny of Herrin
Travis May and wife Carly of Kirkwood, MO
McKenzie May of Evansville, IN
Meaghan Steelman of Herrin
Great grandchildren- Gwendolyn and Vivian May
Sister- Jewel Dean Murphy of Johnston City
Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers- Ed Farley, Jr and Eugene Farley.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Pastor Jason McKinnies will officiate. Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Dale & Deloris Motsinger

    From: Pittsburg, Texas

    Date: January 14, 2019

    Charlotte and Family. We send our sympathy for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Bud. You are in our prayers. We are in Tx so can’t come to visitation.

  • Guest: Darryl & Debbie Ferguson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 14, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed. Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Carolyn Accola

    From: Orlando, FL, Florida

    Date: January 14, 2019

    Dear Charlotte, Cindy and Teri, and family, Our sincere sympathies are with you during this difficult time. Bud will always be remembered as a hard working, wonderful husband and father who loved his family dearly. Our thoughts are with you. Love, Carolyn and Kevin Accola

  • Guest: Walter longman

    From: Jacksonville, fl, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2019

    Hey i can remember the good old days at the coal mine with “Bud and Brutus” at the controlsp

  • Guest: Kenneth Lane LANE

    From: JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana

    Date: January 15, 2019

    Charlotte and Family

    Sorry for your loss.
    Bud and I started our friendship pre grade school and continued for a lifetime. Even though ours lives went in different directions, that bond was always there.
    Great guy, great friend, our condolences.

    Ken & Lou Ann Lane

  • Guest: Doug and Karen Williams

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2019

    Your family is in our prayers. It was a pleasure to know Bud.

  • Guest: John Gabby

    From: O’Fallon, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2019

    Condolences to the Farley family for your loss of a wonderful husband and a great father. He will be dearly missed by all who cherished his love and friendship. A great friend since childhood. I will always remember his wit and humorous conversations. RIP “Uncle Bud”.

  • Guest: Lou Ann Davis

    From: , Missouri

    Date: January 17, 2019

    My Prayers are with Buds’ family and sister Jewel Dean
    The Farley’s were lifetime neighbors and friends. W