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James Ray Farmer

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“Jan, Flint, Felicita, Bart and Regina, It is with a heavy heart that I'm sending you my deepest regrets in the loss of your husband and father and...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Orv Turner - Waubun, MN - Friend

“I have lost one of my Best Friends, Confidant, and Father. I will never forget the 1 on 1 times we shared in the Dove Fields, Cooking out in the...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Bart Farmer - Kokomo, IN - Son

“Daddy, I miss you terribly! I want to call and talk to you every day. Nascar started and I can't call and raz you any more. You are so precious to...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: falecita "tot" rubow - kokomo, IN

“I was sorry to read about James passing. My huband Charles O. Marcum was named after James's father Charles O. Farmer, who was a brother to my...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Rachel Marcum - Liberty, IN

“We both were good friends of Jim's but had not seen him in several years. He loved to play pranks and we have some wonderful, happy memories. He...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Duane and Judy Roland - Houston, TX

“Janet, So sorry to hear of your loss. It's been many years since we've seen each other, but you are in my prayers. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jan (Butcher) Shook - Kokomo, IN

“Just wanted you to know that I thought the world of Jim. We shared lots of laughs and good times bowling together and working at Chrysler. Three or...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Marvin "Whitey" Hornstein - SD

“Janet So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful and fun loving guy. I went to KHS about same time you did Janet. I knew you from...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jerri Hale - Sebring, FL

“so sorry about your loss ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: wilma jodrey - hanover, IN

“He was a great guy who liked to have a good time... ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Leetta (Sexton) Dowden - Kokomo, IN

“So sorry for your loss....I have alot of baseball memories of Jim. He has very nice children who i know each and every one of them loved him very...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Leetta (Sexton) Dowden - Kokomo, IN

“Want to send my condolences to the family along with my deepest sympathy. I was a friend of Jim's from High School. We shared a lot of good times. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Don E Hawkins - Louisville, KY

“Sorry to hear about Jim,we had some wonderful times.May god bless his soul. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Marty and regina Nolte - IN

“We are going to miss you good friend and buddy. Jan and family may God bless you all. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Jerry Dils - Richmond, IN

“Jim was a schoolmate at Highland. He was a half-year behind me so we were in the same grade one semester each year. He was always a competitor in all...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jerry (Joe) Meyer - Williamsburg, IN

“So sorry to hear about Jim. I've known him since the ninth grade and we had many good times together. Jim introduced me to my wife Cynthia (51...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Jim & Cynthia King - Largo,, IN

“Nellie & LuAnn, So sorry for your loss, take comfort in your loving family memories. God Bless you & comfort you all at this...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Starritt

“Jim, you will be missed. I have great memories of our younger years together in Richmond and through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: David Torbeck - Largo, FL

“I will miss you Jim....I Love You. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Beth Farmer

“Jim and I became friends while I was at Riley Jr. High and Jim, I believe went to Highland. After graduation I lost track of him, but I ran into Jim...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Ray - Winfield, KS

“So sorry to hear bout this Bart! Love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers!! ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa Edminson - Massillon, OH


James Ray Farmer, 73, Kokomo, passed away at 12:05PM Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in his residence.

He was born January 6, 1939 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Charles O. and Lousetta (Burton) Farmer. On March 9, 1969 in Kentucky he married Janet (Bitner); and she survives.

He graduated from Richmond High School in 1957 where he was a star basketball player. He served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962 and toured on the USS Intrepid. He worked at Chrysler for 42 years where he retired as a supervisor in 2000.

James was an avid dove hunter and Indiana University basketball fan. He also was a past member of the Moose Lodge and at one time was a Free Mason.

Surviving is his wife; Janet Farmer, Kokomo, two daughters; Falecita Rubow and Regina Jones, two sons; Flint and Bart Farmer, all of Kokomo. Also surviving is a very special daughter in law; Beth Farmer, seven grandchildren; Jenna Farmer, Blaine Nelson, Olivia Farmer, Vincent Farmer, Garrett Jones, Paige Jones and Aulbany Farmer, two great grandchildren; Brooklyn and Cullen Nelson, one sister; Nell Bailey, Nevada, Indiana, and a uncle; Nelson Burton, Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Adah Maxwell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street. A family friend; Wilma Mason will be officiating the service. Prior to his service, there will be full military honors conducted at the funeral home by the United States Navy and the Kokomo VFW military rites team. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until time of the service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley Children's Hospital.

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