Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award Honorees
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“Jack Farley was a man who spent his life helping others. He died in October, 2014, leaving behind a legacy of service to his community.
Jackie Leroy Farley was born in 1948 to Joe Bob and Olga Oleta Farley in Tipton, Oklahoma. After graduating from Tipton High School and the University of Oklahoma, Jack served a stint in the U.S. Navy. He and his wife, Linda James, owned L.L. James Advertising in Oklahoma City. He also operated newspapers in Okemah and Piedmont. Jack was a member of the Graphic Communications Council / International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Jack has spent his life working tirelessly to help other people. He saw his union activism as a form of service to his community. He promoted labor unions throughout the state and nation. He marched in picket lines. He also helped people with the Lung Association, United Way, and even the local food drive in Oklahoma City, along with numerous others. He was named the Veteran of the Year by the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
Friends who knew him have no doubt that Jack Farley embraced and upheld the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was expressed most clearly by Jack’s sympathy for the plight of the worker. He believed that everyone has the right to freely choose their employment. He also believed that every worker is entitled to just and favorable conditions of work.
Jack Farley used his skills as a graphic designer and a union printer to support himself, his family, and his community.
Jack is survived by his wife of many years, Linda James, who is also being recognized by this award.
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