He was educated in the schools of Tallapoosa County and graduated from Reeltown High School. He continued his education at Auburn University graduating with a degree in Education in 1954. He later earned a Master’s and Ed.D. in Education at Auburn University. He initially taught Social Studies and Music in the Alexander City School System and was one of the founders of what is now Central Alabama Community College (CACC). Dr. Farrow was Provost/Dean of Instruction at CACC from 1965-1997. In 1956 he met Jerry Merle Shreve of Andalusia, and they were married on June 11, 1961.
Dr. Farrow was active in civic, church and community affairs. He was a life-long member of Sardis United Methodist Church where he served as organist and Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. He was former President of the Tallapoosa County Historical Society. His love for Tallapoosa County and his contribution to its civic and cultural growth will be his legacy.
Dr. Farrow is survived by his son, Charles Benjamin (Julia) Farrow, Ph.D. of Auburn, and four grandchildren, Abigail Farrow of Auburn, Midshipman 2/C Joseph Farrow of Annapolis, MD, Meredith Farrow of Auburn, Gabriel Farrow of Auburn, and special friend, Dr. S. Anne Hancock of Greenwood, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coley Aubrey and Charlie Roye Gamble Farrow, wife, Jerry Merle Shreve Farrow, and a daughter, Ann Allison Farrow. Memorial contributions may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church,
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