Louis "Ted" Farnsworth Jr., 59, of Parkersburg, passed away on Nov. 27, 2013, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, following a courageous battle with Leukemia, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 15, 1954, in West Warwick, R.I., a son of the late Louis and Garnet Sue Casto Farnsworth.
Ted attended Freeport High School in Freeport, Maine. He was previously employed at Empire Foods, Demuth Glass, and was a furnace operator at Schott Glass. He enjoyed woodworking, being outside, helping neighbors and keeping his fire pit lit.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the love of his life, Beth Bush Farnsworth; two sons, Ted (Misty) Farnsworth of Davisville, W.Va., and Chris (Jess) Farnsworth of Parkersburg; two sisters, Debbie (Bob) Turner of Windham, Maine, and Kathy (Steve) Kaler of Bath, Maine; six grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Evan, Emmalee, Lilly and Liam Farnsworth, whom he adored and was put on this earth to be the best Papaw that ever could be; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Harry Hanscome of Parkersburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tim Farnsworth; and one sister, Pamela Thompson.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Green St., Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Following services there will be a reception at the home of Ted and Beth.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com