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Marshall Farmer
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1929
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2009
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA

Marshall Farmer
Greenville

Marshall Farmer, 80, of 9 Windmont Road, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, died on December 2, 2009 at his home.

Born on November 21, 1929 in Anderson, S.C., he was a son of the late Joseph Andrew Farmer and Lalla Marshall Farmer. He attended Anderson Boys High School. He attended Clemson College, where he was a member of the Senior Platoon and president the Central Dance Association. He graduated from Clemson in 1950 with the Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles Manufacturing.

He then served his country with pride and honor in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, fighting in the Korean War. He held the rank of First Lieutenant and was an Infantry Platoon leader for the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, during the Korean War. During his military service, he received several honors. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and bravery on two separate occasions, as well as receiving the Army Soldiers Medal for Heroism. After his service in Korea, he returned home to marry his longtime sweetheart, Jackie, just 3 weeks after his return.

He worked in textiles for most of his professional career with DuPont, Owens Corning Fiberglass, and Southeastern Kusan. He was later a partner and owner in American Pride Inc. until his retirement.

He was a longtime member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. He was member of Greenville Country Club and the Poinsett Club. He was also a member of the longstanding golf group fondly referred to as the "Dirty Dozen" as well as a being member of the "ROFEO" lunch group.
Marshall was devout fan of the Clemson Tigers and loyal alumnus of Clemson University. He loved to watch his Tigers play and loved being a son of "Dear Old Clemson."

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jackie, a son James Marshall Farmer, Jr. of Greenville; three daughter Jacquelyn Farmer Smeak and husband John of Gastonia, N.C., Lalla Ann Farmer Lineberger and husband Lee, of Macon, Ga., and Patricia Farmer Mace of Greenville; a brother Joseph Andrew Farmer, Jr. of Anderson, and a sister, Lalla Farmer Barron of Athens, Ga. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. John Milton Smeak III and Elizabeth Marshall Smeak, Ralph Lee Lineberger IV, Jacquelyn Elizabeth Lineberger and Virginia Ann Lineberger, and Jacob Scott Mace and Robert Marshall Mace.

His wife and children would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses who cared for him throughout his illness as well as Vista Care Hospice and Resource Medical Group.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 6th, from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with The Reverend Jerry E. Temple officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or Vista Care, 15 Brendan Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive.

Published in The Greenville News: 12-04-2009 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Greenville
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Kelly Jane O
Record added: Dec 04, 2009
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Marshall Farmer
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He then served his country with pride and honor in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, fighting in the Korean War. He held the rank of First Lieutenant and was an Infantry Platoon leader for the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.
- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Jul. 10, 2011
He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and bravery on two separate occasions, as well as receiving the Army Soldiers Medal for Heroism.
- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Jul. 10, 2011

- Kelly Jane O
 Added: Dec. 4, 2009
 
 
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