Richard "Dick" Paul Farmer, age 77 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning February 13, 2018 at his winter home in Lakeland, Florida.
Born May 13, 1940 in Palestine, Ohio and the son of the late Willard P. and Helen N. (Spencer) Farmer. Dick was a kind and gentle family man. He loved being outdoors and was always willing to help those in need. He enjoyed camping and working around the house. His favorite pastime was wood carving and he was a member of the Miami County Wood Carver’s Association and the Greenville V.F.W.
Dick was a graduate of Palestine School in 1959 and served 8 years in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. In 1970 he met the Love of his life Penelope Ann Cable and they got married on April 3rd 1971. He worked for NCR for a short time before making a career as a shift supervisor at Fram/Honeywell in Greenville Ohio.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, sister Martha, and brothers Terry and Kenny. He is survived by his wife Penelope Ann of Arcanum, sons Darin of Ogden, Utah, Greg (wife Tina) of Canton, Ohio and Hollis (wife Angela) of Greenville; grandchildren Brandon, Jacob, Wesley, Hunter, Trenten, Kianna, Teresa, Danielle, and Evelyn; sisters Carolyn (Marvin) Miller of Sebring, FL., and Esther (Kent) Winterrowd of Tehachapi, CA; brothers Robert (Linda) Farmer of Greenville, Denny (Linn) Farmer of Leo, IND., Jim (Clara Joe) Farmer of New Madison and Mark (Karmey) Farmer of Arcanum; sisters-in-law Gail Farmer and Marine Farmer both of New Madison as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday February 23, 2018 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Honors Friday morning at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.