Donald Ray Farmer

September 16, 1946 - March 4, 2024

09/16/1946 - 03/04/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday March 06, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday March 07, 2024
2:00 pm
Harrellsville Cemetery
Quebec Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942
Directions
Additional Information:

Due to the conditions at the cemetery and the inclement weather that is coming, the funeral service for Donald Farmer is being moved from Harrellsville Cemetery to Harrellsville Baptist Church, Main Street, Harrellsville on Thursday, March 7,2024 at 2:00 p.m.

HARRELLSVILLE, NC – Donald Ray Farmer, age 77, of Harrellsville, NC, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024, in Greenville, NC. Born on September 16, 1946, in Rocky Mount, NC, Donald was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Donald dedicated his career to serving as a Retired Job Site Foreman with Commercial Ready-Mix Products. He was known for his hard work and dedication in his profession. Outside of work, Donald had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help others as long as his health permitted. His greatest joy in life was his family, whom he cherished dearly.

A Vietnam Army Veteran, Donald was a proud member of the American Legion Post 102 in Ahoskie for many years. He was actively involved in the National Turkey Foundation and dedicated over 50 years to the Chinquapin Hunt Club. Additionally, Donald was a longstanding member of the Harrellsville Volunteer Fire Department and played a crucial role in establishing the Rescue Squad in Harrellsville.

Donald is preceded in death by his father, Osie Farmer, Sr., mother, Margaret Farmer, and brother, Osie Farmer, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Farmer; son, Philip Ray Farmer; granddaughter, Layla Lynn Farmer; sisters, Shirley F. House of Winton, NC, Carol F. Saunders (Todd) of Fuquay Varina, NC; and brother, Jerry L. Farmer (Jan) of Aulander, NC.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Harrellsville Cemetery, with Rev. Roger Kiker officiating.

DUE TO CONDITIONS AT THE CEMETERY AND THE INCLEMENT WEATHER COMING, THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR DONALD FARMER IS BEING MOVED TO HARRELLSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 206 EAST MAIN STREET, HARRELLSVILLE, ON THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024 AT 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, Donor Care Center, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or online by clicking here; or directly to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY, 10306 or online by clicking here; organizations that were close to Donald’s heart.

Donald Ray Farmer will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but his legacy of kindness, dedication, and love for his family will live on in the hearts of those he touched. May he rest in peace.

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Charles & Leah Newsome
1 month ago

We are saddened to hear of Donald’s death. Our heartfelt prayers go out to Mary Frances, Layla, Philip, and the rest of the family. May each of you feel God’s love lifting you up and giving you strength and peace.

Sue Fairless
1 month ago

Mary Frances, I was so sorry to hear of Donald’s death. I have you and your family in my prayers. We lost another one of the great turkey hunters!

CINDY I VAUGHAN
1 month ago

Mary Frances, I am so sorry to hear about Donald. My heart goes out to you. I would be there today but just got back for being out of town and this is my first day back at work. You mean so much to me. Please call me anytime and let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you. Love you Girl ! !
Cindy Lou

Allen & Erlene Joyner
1 month ago

Mary Francis & Phillip, Allen & I are thinking of you at this time! May God be with you and give you the strength that you need. You are in our prayers!

Mike & Anne Long
1 month ago

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Much love ❤️

Jean Leggettt
1 month ago

Mary Frances, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord help you through this time of grief.

Terry and Rosa Mizelle
1 month ago

Mary Frances and family we will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.

Freddy Joyner
1 month ago

My condolences go out to the entire family for your loss of Donald. He was a good man and a good friend everybody and will be remembered May he rest in peace.

Linda Farmer Lassiter
1 month ago

Mary Frances & family ,Shirley,Carol, Jerry and all who were dear to him. . You all have my love, prayers and sympathies on the passing of my cousin Donnie . ❤️

June Piland Garris
1 month ago

I am so sorry for your loss. We are never ready for this. Love June Bug