RIPLEY - Rodney Farrar, 91, died October 13, 2022 at an Orono health care facility. He was born September 8, 1931 in Ripley at home on the family farm, a son of Chester and Gertrude (Stone) Farrar. He attended Ripley and Dexter schools graduating from N.H. Fay High School, then attended Wentworth Institute in Boston studying architecture. Rodney served two years in the U. S. Air Force stationed at Dow Air Force Base. He married the former Marita Bunker in 1953.\n\nDuring his life he was a carpenter, a teacher in the building trades, and a building inspector for the federal government. Rodney was a member of the Ripley United Methodist Church and was very active in Ripley town government having served as selectman and treasurer. He also served on the school board. He was considered by many people to be one of the "town fathers." He enjoyed many pleasurable hours playing card games with family and friends. His hobby was cutting wood.\n\nHe is survived by his wife Marita; daughter Pamela; son Timothy and wife Rhonda; grandchildren Erin Morrissette and husband Arthur, Evan Dudzik and wife Whitney, Katelyn Owens and husband Matt, Ross Dudzik and wife Carli, Christopher and wife Casey; great grandchildren Olivia Owens, Kyler Morrissette, Scarlett Owens, Addilyn Owens and Sawyer Dudzik; several nieces and nephews.\n\nRodney was predeceased by his sister Virginia Ellms.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday, October 26, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter with the Rev. Vicki Woods officiating. Burial will be in the Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. Memorial donations may be made to Spirits Place Rescue, P. O. Box 471, Newport, ME 04953; or the Tri-County Technical Center, 15 Abbot Hill Road, Dexter, ME 04930, Attention: Building Trades.