Samuel Jackson Farmer

October 30, 1926 - March 23, 2013

10/30/1926 - 03/23/2013

Past Services

Tuesday March 26, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday March 27, 2013
1:00 pm
Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church
247 Millennium Road
Aulander, NC 27805

AHOSKIE – Samuel Jackson Farmer, age 86, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Farmer was born on October 30, 1926, in Hertford County, NC, a son of the late Oscar James Farmer and Eunice Brewer Farmer Nichols. He was a Navy veteran and an active member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church. Sam had retired as a contractor, helping many people in the area with new homes and remodeling their existing homes.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Williams Farmer; his daughters, Annette Farmer Jernigan of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Jackie Farmer Joyner and husband, Doug of Ahoskie, NC; his son Samuel Bruce Farmer and wife, Kathy of Kill Devil Hills, NC; sisters, Idell Farmer Harrell and Sylvia Nichols Baisey, both of Ahoskie, NC; and brothers, James Farmer of Murfreesboro, NC, and Alvah Earl Nichols of Lakeside, CA. Mr. Farmer is also survived by his grandchildren, Martina Farmer, Allison Austin, Major Samuel Jason Conner and wife, Carolina, Devon Farmer; and four great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Sam was predeceased by his siblings, Ernest Farmer, Ray Farmer, Emma Jones, Velma Mitchell, and Dorothy Pritchard.

Family and friends may join the Farmer family for a time of visitation at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC, on Tuesday, March 26, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., and other times at the home. A celebration of life service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, Aulander, NC, with the Rev. Taylor Latham officiating. Burial will follow in Job Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 416, Aulander, NC< 27805. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting

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Lou and Whitey Bridgers
11 years ago

To let you know how much we love you all and loved Sam so much. He will be missed by so many, but, Francis, just know that it won’t be long before you and all the family and friends will go to that great homecoming to be together forever.

Clara Baisey Wolverton
11 years ago

Sylvia and family, I was saddened to read about Sam’s passing. Eventhough it had been years since I had seen him, I often had very fond memories of him and his brothers and sisters. May he rest in peace. Love, Clara

Janet Emory
11 years ago

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Mrs. Farmer and the family in their loss. Your loss is shared with unlimited others who were touched deeply by his lifetime of kindness.

Nell Miller
11 years ago

My prayers go out to the family. I am a good friend of Bruce and he was always saying how much his dad meant to him. I know he will be missed.

Dana Harris
11 years ago

Our Sincere Heartfelt Condolences.

Kill Devil Hills Police Department

Cathy Avery
11 years ago

Annette, am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Pray that your heavenly Father can give you the peace, assurance and hope for your life. So glad to have you as a part of the Mary Martha Bible Study.

Love you girl,


Pat Barr
11 years ago

Mr. Sam was the best landlord anybody could have. Over the last years, I have come to love him and his sweet lady. He will be missed.

Patricia Minnefield
11 years ago

Annette, Mrs. Farmer and Family,

Words can not express my profound sorrow for the loss of One So Dear To You. Even though I had never had the pleasure of meeting him, I feel as if I knew Mr. Farmer from the words Annette spoke as she continually expressed her concern and love for her father. My prayers and love embrace you now as you weep, but he is not gone but simply waiting to see you again in the celestrial shores of peace. God bless and keep you all.


Phyllis Fisher
11 years ago


My heart hurts for you in your time of sorrow. Unfortinatly I will not be able to attend the funeral as

Herb is not in very good shape. He sends his love. Remember we both love you very much

Love Phyllis

Phyllis Fisher
11 years ago


My heart hurts for you in your time of sorrow. Unfortinatly I will not be able to attend the funeral as

Herb is not in very good shape. He sends his love. Remember we both love you very much

Love Phyllis