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James A. McFarland

December 25, 1938 - July 16, 2022

James A. McFarland, age 83, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Born in Greensboro, MD, on December 25, 1938, he was a son of the late Walton and Margaret (Holland) McFarland. James proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Paratrooper where he achieved rank of Specialist 4th Class. He made his career as a bus driver.

Dedicated to his faith and community, James was a member of Christ Point Apostolic church and a standing member at Weston Senior Center. He loved working outdoors and automobile repair.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anna Mae McFarland; and siblings, Tom McFarland, and Jean. He is survived by his loving son, Daniel and wife Donna McFarland; sister, Mary Ellen Holt; and niece Taddy Butler.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. A graveside service will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.

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  • I know people say this all the time, but Jim definitely was one of the sweetest, kindest and generous men I’ve ever known. His suffering over the last few years has finally ended. May he find everlasting peace.