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Bobby J Farmer
December 3, 1940 - October 4, 2019

Mr. Bobby Joe Farmer of Trumann departed this life on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 1 day.  He was born Tuesday, December 3, 1940 in and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Bob was an Engineer with Singer Furniture Company until the plant closed in 1981.  He moved to Lenoir, NC  to be the plant manager at Singer Furniture Company, then moved to Hickory, NC to be plant manager for Broyhill Manufacturing. Bob moved back to Trumann in 1998 to be Designer/Engineer  at Baldwin Piano Company and Global Furniture.  Bob was a member of Trumann Lions Club for 30 years, and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, J.R. Farmer, Jimmy Farmer, and Curtis Farmer; and his parents, Frederick Denton and Lola Mae Duncan Farmer.       He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Ballard Farmer of the home; one daughter, Debbye Davis and husband Tim of Trumann; one granddaughter, Nicole London and husband Matt of Trumann;  three brothers, Kenneth “Bud” Farmer and wife Jeannette of Jonesboro,  Fred Farmer and wife Lois of Trumann and Lankford “Butch” Farmer and wife Susie of Hamilton, AL.       Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Larry Loggins and Rev. Paul Hale officiating.  Graveside  service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.         Pallbearers will be Lee Ballard, Te Jaye Moye, Brian Harp, Clay Harp, Barry Wood, and Ronnie Harrison.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Hunt, Doug Stanley and Trumann Lions Club.       Lasting memorials can be made to Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148  E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR  72401.         Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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Visitation

October 6, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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Funeral Service

October 6, 2019
03:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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  1. Chris Perry, Van Buren, AR says

    Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Brian Goss, Connelly Springs says

    Carolyn, Debbye, Nicole There are no words to say that can ever express how sorry we are for your loss. We have had the privilege to have known you over twenty years. We can still remember coming over to the house on Pebble Ln and meeting Carolyn and you told us to be sure and come back and meet my husband, boy are we glad we did. You two will always hold a special place in our hearts, all the weekends we spent solving the worlds problems at the basement door. Bob loved nothing more than to teach and he was an excellent one. To this day I can hear him say " now hold on a minute how would the Indians do this" . He was right about that and so many other things. Those who truly knew Bob we not fooled by the attempt to disguise the fact he was a teddy bear inside, nothing meant more to him than his family and those he loved. Deb when you all were coming out to NC for a visit he worked us all for weeks in advance to make sure it was all perfect for your arrival. There is no doubt our lives have been greatly touched to have known this great man. Our love and prayers Brian and Joye

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