Troy Farmer, Jr. age 74, of #78 Lynn Drive, Rome, passed away on Monday morning, May 14th, 2012 at the residence.
A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mr. Farmer was born on February 24th, 1938, the son of the late Troy Farmer, Sr. and the late Dorothy Elizabeth King Farmer. He attended the University of Georgia and Floyd Junior College. Troy joined the United States Navy /Reserve in 1955, having served on active duty for 2 years. Retired from Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer with 31 years of service, was a sailor for the year Naval Air Station in Atlanta in 1981. Troy was a member of the American Legion having served 3 years as past adjutant, 2 years as post Junior Vice Commander and 1 year as post senior commander and served 1 year as Junior Vice Commander, 1 year senior vice commander and 1 year as Boy Scout committee, 1 year as senior vice commander and 1 year as Boy Scouts committee chairman for the 7th District, The American Legion, Post #5. Troy was co-founder along with Lloyd Waters in forming Post #52 of Rome. He was commander for 4 years and adjutant for 10 years. Troy served in the Boy Scouts for 60 years where was awarded his Eagle Rank, 3 Silver Palms, earned 68 merit badges, inducted into Order of Arrow in 1953, Brotherhood in 1954, Vigil in 1958, Floyd district scout of the year 1953. Received silver award in Explorer Scouts, served as Waterfront Director at Camp Sidney Dew for 3 years. He also officiated high school football for 20 years. Troy was associated with Inland Container Corporation in the Forest Division for 26 years, Chief cruiser in charge of training the company's 45 timber cruisers, teaches all employees defensive driving, contracts with helicopter companies for herbicide application and for aerial burning. He was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church and was a Christian man. Troy was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Norman Brewer.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Casey Farmer to whom he was married on November 27th. 1963; they were blessed with 3 children, Mike Farmer, Kim Roberson and her husband, Jeff, and Britt Farmer and his wife, Tami; 5 grandchildren, Ben Hash, Jacob Troy Farmer, Seth Michael Farmer, Caleb Smith Farmer and Ashlyn Michelle Farmer; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Aaron Hash; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Brown and her husband, Coleman, and Ruth Ann Brewer. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to thank Floyd Heyman Hospice for all their kindness and help during our time of sorrow. A special thanks goes out to the sitters for Troy, Rhonda and Sarah. He truly appreciated and loved them and they loved him
Funeral services for Mr. Troy Farmer, Jr. will be held on Wednesday morning, May 16th, 2012 at 11 o'clock from Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel with Rev. Alan Fuller officiating. Interment to follow in the family lot of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites.
Active pallbearers include, Ben Hash, Jacob, Seth and Caleb Farmer, Jeff Roberson, Mark and Nick Brewer, Barry and Jeff Brown. Camp Sidney Dew Alumi Association and The American Legion Post #52 of Rome will serve as honorary pallberaers.
Mr. Farmer will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel where the family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock. At other hours the family will be at the residence on Lynn Drive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Heyman Hospice Care at Floyd, 420 E. Second Avenue, Suite 105, Rome Georgia 30161.
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Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mr. Troy Farmer, Jr.