Joseph Robert Farkas

Born: Fri., Jun. 9, 1978
Died: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Location: Grace Fellowship

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Joseph Robert Farkas

Joseph Robert “Joey” Farkas, of Eatonton, GA, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his residence, at the age of 38.  Born in Monroe, Michigan on June 9, 1978, he was the son of Michael Richard Farkas and Deborah Sue Jenkins Farkas of Greensboro, GA.  Joey spent twelve years in Monroe, Michigan and then moved to Conyers, GA where he lived for ten years and graduated from Heritage High School.  Sixteen years ago he moved to Eatonton, GA.  He joined the United States Army and served his country as a paratrooper while stationed in Germany for two years.  Since he was eighteen, Joey was employed by his father, Mike’s Painting and worked with him six days a week.  They worked together painting forty-eight houses for Habitat for Humanity.  The social aspect of Habitat for Humanity meant so much to Joey.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed kayaking, fishing, camping and hunting with bow and arrow.  He loved his Harley-Davidson and going on charity rides. Joey had a great personality and enjoyed being with his friends.  Walking his beloved dog, Charlie was one of his favorite pastimes.

In addition to his mother and father, Mike and Debbie Farkas of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a sister, Christine Farkas of Greensboro, GA; a brother, James Farkas (Robin) of Covington, GA;  his nieces and nephews, Nathan, Jerimiah, Sean, Mallory and John; a number of aunts and uncles; other relatives and many, many friends.  He is also survived by his dog, Charlie.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship, 1971 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Jimmy Long officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are Tim Jenkins, Matt Salata, Ken Jenkins, Ken Farkas, Pat Farkas and Chris Melnychenko.  The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the Greene County Habitat for Humanity, 1373 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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stephen farkas
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Steve.

From Steve/Susana Farkas and Family. With SOOOO much Love.

Shari Noonan
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss! Christy, I am keeping you and your family close to my heart

Linda S Martin
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you, Debbie and Mike. The last time I saw Joey was about 3 years ago when he and Mike painted the interior of my home. Joey and I kidded each other about cooking on the grill. I enjoyed bantering back and forth with him. He always had one up on me. He was a good kid.

Loyd Gates
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Some of my best memories is with joey,james,and christy. Joey u will be missed. I love all you guys I wish we would have stayed in touch .

Jinger McElhannon
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
Christi, we are so very sorry for you loss. We mourn with those who mourn. You are loved my sister in Christ. Sincerely, Jinger.

Lynn (Tschirhart) Bender
   Posted Mon February 20, 2017
Sending prayers and love from the Wisconsin crew at this time of sorrow.