NFL star Caleb Farley reflects on father’s legacy after deadly home explosion

Caleb Farley appreciates the support the community has shown his family following the death of his father in a home explosion early Tuesday morning in Mooresville.

The Maiden high academy football name, who presently plays for the Tennessee Elephantssaid he always knew his father, 61- timeold Robert Farley, was loved.

numerous folks in the Maiden and Newton communities where Robert Farley and his family ran a hairstylist shop expressed condolences for the family in the hours after the explosion on Barber Loop.

“ Growing up as a little boy, I always knew my father was well admired in this communitySo, I appreciate the support, everybody coming out to just check on my family, ” Caleb Farley said.

The youthful Farley, who’s a Maiden nativeset multitudinous academy and state records as a quarterback before playing at Virginia Tech. He was also picked in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Elephants.

A Caleb Farley trading card was set up across the road from the explosion.

A trading card for Tennessee Elephants player Caleb Farley was set up after a home he possessed.
A trading card for Tennessee Elephants player Caleb Farley was set up after a home he possessed exploded overnight in Mooresville.( Source WBTV)
His teammates expressed their shock and sadness over the news on Tuesday.

“ I suppose what’s important is that we do everything that we can to support Caleb, his family, and do everything that we can do to be there for him, support him, ” Elephants Head Coach Mike Vrabel said at the launch of a Tuesday news conference.

An emotional Caleb Farley substantiated his faith as he talked about his father and the outpour of support in his family’s time of need.

“ All I’ve in this world is my faith. It’s all I got, ” he said.

The family and musketeers of Robert Farley will gather Saturday, Aug. 26, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Newton.

The Farley family will admit musketeers starting at 2 p.m. and the burial will begin at 3 p.m.

The explosion happens overnight Tuesday on Barber Loop. When the first askers arrived, one person was exiting the house and also taken to Atrium Main in Charlotte for non-life-threatening injuriesofficers linked the man who walked out of the home as Christian Rogers, 25.

Robert Farley was latterly recovered after a hunt of the debrisaccording to Iredell County Emergency Management.

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