Robert “Bob” W. Farmer, 87, of Wayne Lakes, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.
He was born on December 14, 1931 in Stelvideo, Ohio to the late Clifford and Ruth (Halley) Farmer.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his 12 brothers and sisters.
Bob was a 1951 graduate of Greenville High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Army as a member of the Signal Corp during the Korean War. Bob was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of the Castine Church, where he served as a Trustee and Deacon. For many years Bob and his wife were the Pastors of Hospital Ministry. He was a man of all trades. He spent many years in construction, electrical, and most recently driving truck for several companies. In Bob’s free time, you could find him at the lake fishing. He spent over 16 years with Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs. Bob’s love for fishing can be found in the hundreds of people he taught how to fish.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ida “Lee” (Shahan) Farmer, whom he married on April 13, 1952; his children and their spouses, Bob and Vicki Farmer of Wimberley, Texas, and Kellie and Rick Fagan of Eagle River, Alaska; his grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa Kreutzmann of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mandi and Leon Carrol of McKinney, Texas, Cody and Katelyn Farmer of Buda, Texas, Elizabeth and Jeremy Pearson of Celina, Texas, Abby Tichenor of Eagle River, Alaska, Bryce Fagan of Eagle River, Alaska, and Kayla Fagan of Meadow Lakes, Alaska; his great-grandchildren, Sydney and Travis Kreutzmann, Nataza Wilson, Kennedy Farmer, Kaienna Whittier, Olivia Carrol, Grant and Audrey Pearson, and Kasen Lopez; and his nephew, Tim and Shelly Shahan.
Guests may visit with Bob’s family on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Castine Church, 624 State Route 127, Arcanum, Ohio 45304.
A celebration of Bob’s life will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Castine Church with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.
The family request that there are no flowers. Instead, memorial contributions be given to Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.
Online condolences may be share with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com