William Craig Farr, 66, of Barrington Hills, was born November 8, 1949 in Galesburg, IL to William N. and Loraine (nee Brockhouse) Farr. He passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 in Arlington Heights after courageously battling pancreatic cancer since January 2015.
Craig was a 1967 graduate of Monmouth High School. He played on the high school golf team and enjoyed having his dad William “Bill” Farr as coach. Craig attended Monmouth College where he was a member of the golf team and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. In 1971, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to receive his MBA from Western Illinois University in 1973. Craig was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through the Western Illinois University Reserve Officer Training Corps. He attained the rank of Captain as a Quartermaster officer in United States Army Reserve. He and wife Susan married in Monmouth, IL on June 12, 1983. Their daughter Elizabeth Anne was born in 1990. Craig had a very successful forty-two year career selling machinery to the corrugated box industry. Craig’s passions in life included spending time with family and friends, working, playing golf and traveling to some of the most beautiful courses across the country, and discussing politics. Craig will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Craig is survived by his wife, Susan B. (nee Bowman) Farr; his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Farr of Chicago; and his cousin, Margaret Mitchell of Monmouth, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington, IL 60010. Private burial will take place at Warren County Memorial Park on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Monmouth, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, Toll Free: 877.272.6226 or www.pancan.org. Donations may be made online, via mail or over the phone. Please indicate that donation is in memory of “William Craig Farr”.