|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1928|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2008|
COUNTYLINE Funeral services for Robert Wayland Farmer, 79, of Countyline, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Ratliff City Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Cox officiating. Interment will be at the Ratliff City Cemetery.
Born on July 4, 1928, in Iowa Park, Texas, to Urbian Gale and Eula Mae Williams Farmer, he died at home on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008.
His wife, Pat, preceded him in death on June 7, 2001, and they will be together again, really!
He was the sixth of seven children. He met his future bride, Patricia Johns, at the roller skating rink in Electra, Texas. Wayland and Pat were married on Jan. 17, 1948, and they had three children. They lived in Texas and New Mexico, where they settled in Albuquerque in 1958, until retiring to Lake D'Arbonne, near Farmerville, La., in 1978. They made their final home in Countyline in 1982.
A skilled metal craftsman, Wayland was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association and a licensed airplane pilot.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents in 1957; and brothers, Lawrence, Truett and Guy; a sister, Lorene; son-in-law, Charles Koonce; and a grandson, Terry Michael Koonce.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Lea Farmer, Las Cruces, N.M., and Glenna Beth Farmer (Koonce) of the home; a son, Terry Wayland Farmer and wife, Janet, of Albuquerque. five grandchildren, Bart Farmer, Sunshine Stewart, Jason Arble, Jan Arble and Tiffany Koonce; two brothers, James A. "Jimmy" Farmer and wife, Lawanda, of Lancaster, Texas, and Franklin D, Farmer and wife, Bonnie, of Arlington, Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends of the family.
Pallbearers are Dub Bohannon, Larry Bohannon, Lonnie Carter, Randy Drury, Ladon Fletcher and J.D. Deese. Honorary Bearers are Leon Marler and Keith Firestone.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ratliff City
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City. Online condolences can be made at alexanderfuneralhome.org.
Patricia L. Jones Farmer (1931 - 2001)
Ratliff City Cemetery
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Feb 26, 2008
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