William Paul Farmer
William Paul Farmer
  • September 19, 1945 - November 3, 2017
  • Dewey, Arizona

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Wm. Paul Farmer, 72, of Dewey, Arizona, passed away November 3, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. He was born to Joel Franklin and Pearl Penelope [Ford] Farmer in St. Louis, Missouri on September 19, 1945. Paul was married to the love his life, Kandie Sue Lee on January 13, 1976 and together they raised their three children, Jaime, Joel and Josh. Paul served in ministry most of his life starting in 1980, during his years in ministry, he worked as a worship pastor, singles pastor, young marrieds pastor, youth pastor, associate pastor as well as senior pastor. Serving over the years at Rialto Bible Church, San Bernardino First Assembly, The Gathering Place, Highland Foursquare, Life Community & Praise Fellowship Church where he retired from pastoral ministry in 2010. During his time in ministry Paul also worked outside the church. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 13 years in various positions from mail carrier to working in the Distribution Center, retiring in 2007; Paul also worked for the Gilbert Public Schools for six years as a bus monitor for special needs children. He earned his Associates degree at Life Bible College and his Bachelor's degree in Theology at Northwestern Theological Seminary. Paul had a love of music and was an accomplished musician, song writer and author; these are talents that run in his family and that he has passed on to his children who will gladly carry them on in his honor. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Pearl; brothers Gus and David; sisters, Deloris and Peaches and his son Joel Adam who passed away August 13, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Kandie; daughter, Jaime Leann (Nicholas); son, Joshua Paul (Diana); grandchildren, Jacob Joel, Jessa Grace, Emma Jo, Benjamin David and Haddie Mae; his sister, Barbara Jo Bankler, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held for family from 5:00-6:00pm and a general visitation from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday, November 10, 2017 with a funeral service, 9:00am, Saturday, November 11, 2017at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care in Mesa, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422.