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June 29, 2008

Steven Lee Farley Captain Steven Lee Farley was born December 18, 1950 in Ft. Polk, LA to Noel and Barbara Farley. He died Tues., June 24, 2008, in Sadr City, Iraq while in service to his country and in the pursuit of freedom for the Iraqi people. Steven graduated from Edmond High School in 1969 and went on to receive his Bachelor's and Master's in Business from the University of Central Oklahoma. He was married to Donna Berry on December 22, 1970. Steven served more than 34 years in the Armed Forces. He enlisted in the US Army in 1970 and was stationed in Korea and was later commissioned as an officer in Navy in 1980, after attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island where he was stationed for 4 years. During his 34 years of service he received numerous medals and awards. Those medals include the "Meritorious Service Medal", "Navy Commendation Medal"(5th award), "Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal", "Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Award", "Navy "E", "Army Good Conduct", "Navy Expeditionary Medal", "National Defense Service Medal" (3rd award), "Armed Forces Expeditionary", "Southwest Asia Service Medal", "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal", "Global War on Terrorism Service Medal", "Iraq Campaign Medal", "Sea Service Deployment Ribbon" (3 Bronze Stars), "Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Deployment Ribbon" (3 Bronze Stars), "Armed Forces Reserve Medal", "Navy Rifleman" (Expert), and "Navy Pistol" (Expert). Steven was mobilized shortly after September 11, 2001 and served with distinction on the staff of the U.S Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific. He volunteered in Iraq, first joining The Surge with the Department of Defense in April 2007 later signing with the State Department in April of 2008. Since then he has been serving on a provincial reconstructive team helping citizens of Iraq to rebuild and revitalize their local government which took him to Sadr City. Steven is survived by his wife, Donna Farley of Guthrie 3 sons: Brett and wife Jessica Farley of Edmond, Christopher and wife Christy Farley of OKC, and Cameron and wife Jacqueline Farley of OKC and one adored granddaughter, Rebekah Dyanne Farley. He is survived by his parents, Noel Sr. (US Army MSGT-Retired) and Barbara Farley of Crescent and 2 brothers and 2 sisters: David Farley (US Army MSGT-Retired) and wife Bev of Guthrie, daughter Kelsey and her mother Jo Farley Vickie Farley of Guthrie and her 2 children, Brandy and Cody Carla and David Proffitt of Tulsa and their son David and Noel Farley (US Army Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class-Retired) and wife Diana of Guthrie and their 2 daughters Amber and Hailey. There are also other numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:00am at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond with a burial service to follow at 2:00pm at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin. Any military personnel wishing to wear their uniforms are asked to wear dress uniform (Navy: Summer Whites). Flowers and cards can should be delivered to Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond. Please send any financial contributions to the "Steven L. Farley Memorial Foundation" at Chase Bank: 300 S. Bryant Ave. Edmond, Ok 73034. All donations will provide aid to Oklahoma families of fallen military servicemen...





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