Larry Dean “Mac” McFarling, Jr., 55, of Newton died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5 at the church. Memorials in Mac’s name may be left at the church or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mac, the son of Larry and Shirly (Huffaker) McFarling, Sr., was born Dec. 18, 1958, in Newton. He graduated from Newton High School in the class of 1977. Mac was united in marriage with Kathy Parrish on July 28, 1988, in Newton. He was a production worker at the Maytag Company for 30 years and was currently working for Manatt’s as a heavy equipment operator and dump truck driver. Mac was a member of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Newton. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He also liked to go hiking and rock collecting in the desert in Arizona.
Mac is survived by his wife, Kathy of Newton; children, Kristina (Shawn) Morgan of Knoxville, Carrie (Stacey) McFarling of Kellogg, Glenn (Hylene) Ratcliff, Jr. of Newton, and Christopher (Ashley) Ratcliff of Montour; grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, Gavin, Trenton, Zane, Jorian, Adilita and Aiden; and his brother, Shawn (Dorothy) McFarling of Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry McFarling and Shirly McFarling-Runner; two brothers, Alan and Timothy in infancy; and two sisters, Cynthia “Cindy” Peters in 2006, and Melody White in 2009.