FRANKLIN - Ted Farmer, 84, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Truitt Farmer and Lillian Ledford Farmer Cowart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ned Farmer and Fred Farmer; and sisters, Kathy Cowart and Judy Sprinkle.
Ted was a US Navy veteran who served during the Korean War as a Seabee on the Kwajalein Islands. He was a sewing machine repairman with Bassett-Walker for 42 years. Ted was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith and enjoyed reading his Bible. He was a gardener, beekeeper and an avid bowler who also enjoyed playing cards, chess and horseshoes. Ted never met a stranger and enjoyed joking with everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wanda Mae Frady Farmer; children, Pam Farmer and Jon “Robbie” Farmer; grandson, Ethan Holland (Tasha); great-grandchildren, Novalee and Brentlee; step-grandson, Trae Perry (Bethany); step-great-grandchildren, Ayden, Annaleigh, Ryan and Sylas; sisters, Margaret Hawks, Diane McDowell and Bernice Woodard; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 3 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The Revs. Eddie Stillwell and Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.
The family received friends prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jon Farmer, Ethan Holland, Trae Perry, Randy Farmer, Tarrie Moon and David Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Gene Pickens, Gene Stamey, Wade Waldroop, Bobby Hawks and Frank Frady.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice House Foundation of WNC, PO Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com