William Sidney Farabow ’60

William Sidney Farabow, MD passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, 2021.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1938, in Oxford, North Carolina, to Sidney Sharpe Farabow and Annie G. Jones Farabow.

He was a graduate of Myers Park High School, Davidson College, and Emory University School of Medicine. Later he interned at Walter Reid Medical Center and completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital. Dr. Farabow practiced medicine at Thomasville Obstetrics & Gynecology and High Point Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates.

He was an Eagle Scout, served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army, was the Chief of Staff at High Point Regional Hospital, and also President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. Governor Jim Martin appointed him to serve on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and he also served on numerous boards and agencies which were seminal in helping others and creating a better world for the future.

He greatly loved his spouse of 62 years, Suzanne Cabaniss Farabow; his three sons, William Clinton & Stephanie Townsend Farabow, Preston Henry Farabow, and Matthew Sidney and Amanda Spillman Farabow; his ten grandchildren, William Webster Farabow, Gibson Stuart Farabow, Brooks Townsend Farabow, William Preston Farabow, Aidan Henry Farabow, Finn Daniel Farabow, Sydney Grace Farabow, Jordan Grace Farabow, Kenton Scott Farabow, and John Thomas Farabow; his sister, Joan Farabow McMurray and his numerous nieces and nephews.

As an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, he was instrumental in the support of numerous outreach organizations such as Young Life, Open Door Ministries and Ward Street Mission. He deeply loved God and embodied that love for so many of his patients, friends, and family. He greatly valued his involvement with the small group ministries: The Notorious Sinners and the Fish Unity Group.

The family requests that memorials be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Young Life or the charity of the donors’ preference.

Services will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, with a visitation in the courtyard following the service.

The service will also be live-streamed at www.wesleymemorial.org/live.

In loving care for others, congregants are asked to please wear a mask and social distance. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.

Condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.

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