Teddy Cline "T.C." Farthing, age 99, of Goshen Creek Lane, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, June 22, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Mr. Farthing was born February 12, 1915 in Watauga County, a son of the late Carter Joseph Farthing, Sr. and Maude Lee Farthing. He was a retired mechanical engineer for Western Electric and a beach property developer in Oak Island, North Carolina. Mr. Farthing attended Lees-McRae College and graduated from Appalachian State University in 1937. He was inducted into the Appalachian State University Athletic Hall of Fame for football and wrestling. Mr. Farthing was a classically trained tenor, performing with his band in many areas of North Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Farthing is survived by his wife, Mary Hoffman Farthing of the home; two daughters, Abbey Jo Courtney of Kelso, Washington, and Victoria Farthing Leonard and husband Gary of Stafford, Virginia; two grandsons, Ted Leonard of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Jim Leonard of Stafford, Virginia; two sisters, Betty Jean Hughes of Weaverville, North Carolina, and Carrie Lee Greer of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Winfield H. Farthing of Ashton, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Betty Farthing of Zionville, and one brother-in-law, William Hoffman of Boone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Penelope Lynn Farthing; one sister, Dorothy Greene, and two brothers, C.J. Farthing, Jr. and Hal Farthing.
Memorial services for Teddy Cline "T.C." Farthing will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Doug Sterrett.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the T.C. Farthing Scholarship Fund for Athletics, in care of Appalachian State University, PO Box 32014, Boone, North Carolina, 28608.
Online condolences may be sent to the Farthing family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.