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Published February 14th, 2024
Edward Milton Farrior Jr.
March 23, 1940 - Jan. 17, 2024

Edward Milton Farrior Jr., affectionately known by his family and many friends as Pete, passed away on Wednesday, Jan.17, 2024, in Healdsburg, California. With his passing he has left behind a remarkable legacy of kindness, authenticity, and a life well-lived in which he touched the lives of many with his warm heart and genuine spirit.
Pete was born to Edward Milton Farrior Sr. and Texie Eli Farrior (nee Barnette) on March 23, 1940, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Pete grew up in Burgaw, North Carolina where he met life-long friends who still speak of his thoughtfulness and his history of excelling in sports. At Burgaw High School, he was the first student to letter in three sports for all four years. After graduation from high school Pete attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics. His alma mater allowed him to focus on academics while continuing to showcase his athletic skill as a first baseman for the UNC Baseball team. Later in life he enjoyed various sports, including tennis, golf, softball, and windsurfing. His athletic endeavors were a testament to his passion for staying active and embracing life's adventures.
After achieving his college degree Pete joined the Marine Corps, where he served his country and forged more lasting relationships. These military friends took part in a road trip across the US that concluded with them in San Francisco, California. It was at the culmination of this cross-country trip where he would begin his favorite journey when he met the love of his life, Carol Ann Nicolaisen at the Pierce Street Annex. The couple were married July 27, 1968.
Pete's enjoyed a successful 35-year professional career as a real estate appraiser and real estate investor. Carol and Pete opened Shelby's Restaurant in Orinda in the 1990's which they owned together for over 10 years.
Pete was an avid sports enthusiast and particularly loved the Giants, Warriors and UNC Basketball. He and Carol loved to travel together and spent many memorable trips to Mexico with friends and family. And he loved DOGS! His generosity, coupled with his kind and compassionate nature, left an indelible mark on those he encountered.
Pete's legacy extends beyond his professional accomplishments and athletic achievements in ways that are not measurable with data, but rather by how he made those around him feel. It is universally acknowledged by all who knew him that he was a sweet, caring, and kind human who prioritized the well-being of others. He had an authentic and generous soul with a dash of Southern Charm that would always shine through in his conversation and actions.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his two children, Drew Farrior (Michelle Ana) and Shelby Kolpin (Renaud; as well as his grandchildren, Kobe Ana-Farrior and Taiten Kolpin.
As we bid farewell to Edward Milton "Pete" Farrior Jr., let us reflect on the joy, authenticity, and generosity he brought into the lives of those around him. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing this remarkable man. In lieu flowers memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimers Association www.alz.org

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