Reno Kirby "Ricky" Farrington II

June 25, 2013 

Reno Kirby Farrington II beamed up for the last time June 21st, 2013. This ended a life of adventure and imagination that began in Raleigh, North Carolina. Reno, known to his parents and siblings as Ricky, was always on the go and in a hurry to get wherever he was going. He graduated from Broughton High School, then Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. He worked offshore and underwater in Texas, before moving inland to work in security and law enforcement. His thirst for travel and movement was finally quenched when he began long haul truck driving in big rigs all over the country. He became an expert in driving and training truck drivers, and enjoyed life on the highways and byways of America. Reno liked to share his adventures on the road with his friends and family, who were always impressed with his knowledge of roadways and the intricate workings of an eighteen wheeler. He always paid attention to details that a less-curious person wouldn’t notice. Reno loved Malinda Hodgin, the other “pea in his pod”, his cats Sidney and Mr. B, and his step-cat Sweetie. He was fascinated by flight and enjoyed the exploration of science fiction, especially the universes of Star Trek and Star Gate. He loved all things Disney, especially Mickey Mouse and Disney World. Reno was a nurturer who was born to take care of children and the people he loved.

Reno is survived by his parents, Betty Jo Farrington of High Point, NC, and Robert Farrington of Cocoa, Florida. He also leaves behind his sister, Laura Cammer, his brothers Bennett and Joe, his niece Nora Cammer and step-nieces Kim Williamson Weaver and Stephanie House.

The viewing will be at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26th.

The funeral service will be held in the Cumby Chapel at 2:00 p.m Thursday June 27th with Reverend Ben Shepherd and Reverend Richard Howle officiating. Interment will be at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 237 Idol Street High Point NC.

Please make any gifts or donations in Reno’s name to Victory Junction in Randleman, NC, the Rehobeth United Methodist Church Family Life Center of Greensboro, NC, or to the charity of your choosing.

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Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

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