Obituary: Richard Tilden Farnsworth

Obituary: Richard Tilden Farnsworth, 75, of Winter Garden, died Oct. 11, 2023.

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Richard Tilden Farnsworth, 75, of Winter Garden, passed away peacefully in his home, on Oct. 11, 2023.

Richard was the middle child of Everett Leslie Farnsworth II and Mary Tilden Farnsworth, born on July 7, 1948, in Orlando, Florida.

Richard graduated from Lakeview High School in 1967 and joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after, serving in Vietnam.

After returning from service, Richard was hired by Florida Power and would retire from there after over 35 years of service. Richard married his loving wife, Susan Graham Farnsworth, in 1974.

Richard immensely loved his family and friends, traveling to the southern states and being outdoors. He was a very charitable man who often significantly donated to local and national charities.

Richard is predeceased by his older brother, Lee Farnsworth; his sister, Carol Mathews; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Graham; as well as David Mathews.

Richard leaves behind his loving wife, Susan; his trusty dog, Jake; and many relatives and friends, who will miss him dearly in their own special ways.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden at 2 p.m. Dec. 7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans and/or Hound Haven, two of his favorite charities.


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