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Gene Bradford “Brad” Farley 
Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 6 months ago

Gene Bradford “Brad” Farley 

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Brad left his earthly life of natural causes in Ormond Beach, Florida, passing through the gates of heaven on Friday, February 12, 2021.  
In Memoriam:

Gene Bradford “Brad” Farley 
1974-2021

Brad left his earthly life of natural causes in Ormond Beach, Florida, passing through the gates of heaven on Friday, February 12, 2021.  

Life was better for all who knew Brad. He made and nurtured lasting friendships as he travelled coast to coast as evidenced by the hundreds of calls, cards, text messages, the sharing of homemade meals, laughter and tears, flowers, and donations from his family, extended family members and friends since his passing.

Brad was born in Pahokee, FL on October 15, 1974, the happiest day of his mother’s life. His big personality and sense of humor soon earned him the accolade of Class Clown in his kindergarten class, which followed him through his days at both Tomoka and Pine Trail Elementary schools and Seabreeze High School where he graduated in 1992. From there the antics, jokes and pranks continued as he furthered his education at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. When Brad left a room, he left leaving a smile behind. His yearning for seeing what lied beyond the beach where he grew up took him to the mountains of Summit County, Colorado where he was a ski instructor and to the Amvic River area of Alaska where he guided fishermen from all over the world catching salmon, pike and trout. From there he landed in California where he met and married his wife, Lee Yeske on Malibu Beach on April 30, 2011. It did not take long for Brad to know that he wanted to start a family, so he and his wife moved back to Ormond Beach to be close to his mom to raise their family. The past six years his mission to brighten the lives of the guests and his fellow co-workers where he worked at The Coral Sands Inn and Oceanfront RV Resort as the front desk customer service representative where everyone knew his name and looked forward to sharing experiences and a laugh with Brad.

“Stay close to the people who matter and don’t leave anything unsaid”.

To Brad, his family was the most important part of life, spending family time at the beach, living the best life as he boogie boarded with Avery, made sand castles with Kirra, hosting BBQ’s followed by music and dancing. His quick wit, beautiful smile and bear hugs left us all wanting more.

Brad is survived by his son, Avery (Baba Sol) 6, and daughter, Kirra (PutPut Love) (3), their mother and adoring wife, Lee Yeske Farley, mother and biggest fan, Regina (Gina) Farley and (partner Mike Uzzo), in-laws Susan and Tom Yeske and brother-in-law Shane (Somin) Yeske. He will be fondly missed by his stepmother, Mary Jane Farley, his special cousin Shannon White Wilson with whom he spent many Tennessee summers, holidays, and vacations over the years, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends who were like brothers/sisters to him. He was predeceased by his Father, Gene Farley, his paternal grandparents, Seth and Jeannette Farley, his maternal grandparents, E.P. and Jean Eblen White, and uncle, Ronnie White.

There will be a memorial bench placed at Cassen Park Pier.

“Stay close to the people who matter and don’t leave anything unsaid”.

SERVICE:
Due to the pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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