Harold Farmer, 71

Harold Laroy Farmer, 71, of rural Wabash, died at 11:25 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born April 15, 1944 in Harlan, Ky., to Harold L. and Juanita (Pinkston) Farmer.

Harold was a graduate of Harlan High School in Harlan, Ky.  He married Phyllis Cole in Wabash on Dec. 31, 1964.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.  He retired from Acadia in Ligonier, and also worked at General Tire, and was a supervisor at United Technologies for six years, both of Wabash.  He was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church on Erie Street.  Harold enjoyed Kentucky Wildcat Basketball, the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and reading his Bible. 

He lived in Wabash County 51 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Farmer of rural Wabash, two children, Mike Farmer of Kimmell,  and Tracy (Michael) Day of Wabash; four grandchildren, Michael (Katrina) Farmer of North Manchester,  Christina Hitlaw, Aaron Hitlaw, and Matt Campbell, all of Wabash, good family friend, Mary (Greg) Shidler of Wabash, and his beloved dog Precious. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Harold L. Farmer Jr.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Tim Webb officiating.  Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Military honors were presented by a joint honor guard from VFW Post 286, American Legion Post 15 and the Fort Wayne Honors Team members Speicalist Robert Watson and Sergeant David Vargas. Pallbearers were Mike Farmer, Michael Farmer, Jr; Michael Day, Tracy Day, Aaron Hitlaw, and Greg Shidler. 

Preferred memorial is Vietnam Veterans Association.


Posted on 2015 Nov 17