Keen McFarland receives funeral service license

Published 9:12 am Monday, May 20, 2013

McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon is proud to announce that Frank Kenneth “Keen” McFarland IV

Frank Kenneth “Keen” McFarland IV

Frank Kenneth “Keen”
McFarland IV

was licensed in funeral service April 5, 2013. Keen is the fourth generation of the McFarland family to be a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

A 2006 graduate of Polk County High School, Keen received his BS from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C. with a double major in religion and political science in 2010.

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After completing a year of apprenticeship at the McFarland Funeral Chapel under the direction of his father, F.K. McFarland III, Keen attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, the alma mater of his grandfather, Frank K. McFarland Jr., graduating in September 2012.

His great-grandfather, Frank K. McFarland Sr. was the first licensed embalmer in Polk County, receiving his license on May 2, 1911.

– article submitted by McFarland’s Funeral Chapel