A devastating incident unfolded on Monday night as the father of Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley lost his life in a house explosion in Mooresville, North Carolina. The victim, Robert M. Farley, 61, was discovered amidst the wreckage of their Mooresville home. The explosion also left 25-year-old family friend Christian Rogers injured, though he is expected to recover.
Authorities are still probing the cause of the explosion with initial suspicions pointing toward a potential gas leak. At the time of the blast, Caleb Farley was away at the Titans' training camp in Nashville sparing him from the tragic event.
On Tuesday, Farley issued a heartfelt statement expressing his deep grief over the loss of his father. He described his father as his best friend and unwavering supporter emphasizing the profound void left by his passing.
The Titans organization also conveyed their condolences in an official statement, acknowledging the profound impact of the loss on Farley and his family. The organization's thoughts and prayers were extended to them during this distressing period.
Robert Farley who was recognized as a dedicated community member and accomplished entrepreneur was an integral part of Mooresville, North Carolina. His love for his family, his enthusiasm for football, and his commitment to helping others will remain his enduring legacy.
A memorial service honoring Robert Farley's life has been scheduled for Saturday, August 26, at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Mooresville. As an alternative to sending flowers, the Farley family has requested donations to be directed to the Caleb Farley Foundation.
This organization provides financial support to families of children fighting cancer, a cause close to their hearts. In the wake of this tragic event, the Farley family hopes to carry forward their father's spirit of kindness and assistance to those in need.