James  McFarland, Sr.

Obituary of James Buford McFarland, Sr.

James Buford McFarland, Sr. better known as “Sonny” age 75 of Galax, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 17, 2022, in his home. Sonny cherished his family and friends tremendously; he had a helping hand no matter what time of the day or night for anyone in need. He loved to go fishing, having cookouts, making sure his lawn was very well taking care of, watching wrestling, Days of Our Lives and westerns. Sonny was born on May 9, 1947, in Bluefield, VA to William and Marie Booth McFarland. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Gillespie and brothers, Bobby Lee McFarland, Sr., and William Bowen McFarland, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Martha “Linda” McFarland of the home; 4 sons James (Monica) McFarland of Columbus, OH, Larry (Gerri) McFarland of Galax, VA; Billy (Cindy) McFarland of Max Meadows, VA; Mike (Linda) McFarland of Granite Falls, NC; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters Linda Sue (Frank) Graham of Fries, VA, Becky (June) Gray of Galax, VA, Dorothy (Boyd) Graham of Galax, VA; 2 brothers Jody (Janet) McFarland of Galax, VA, Gene (Mina) McFarland of Aberdeen, MD; 1 brother-in-law; James Gillespie of Lovingston, VA; Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm with Pastor Tony Vaughan officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral service at Grubb Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.