James Herman Farmer

Mar 21, 2013

Beloved Husband, Daddy, Papaw

WAYNESVILLE — James Herman Farmer, 82, of Covered Wagon Trail, Waynesville, passed away, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was the son of the late Merrill Lee (Bill) Farmer and Lillie Woods.

Preceded in death by brother, Harold (Red).

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Shirley; brothers, Bob and Bill, of Clyde; sister, Hazel Bradshaw, of Maggie Valley; children, Joy Riddle (Tim), of Waynesville, Joe Grasty (Allison), of Sylva, Jamie Grasty (Tina), of Waynesville, Sheila Woods, of Oklahoma, Tim Farmer, of Canton, Mark Farmer, of Clyde, Sherrie Hall (Charlie), of Clyde; grandchildren, Megan, Kelsei and Sarah, of Waynesville, Ethan and Eli, of Sylva, Levi and Joe, of the home, Kenneth, of Clyde, and Brittany, of Oklahoma.

James worked at Dayco for 36 years.  He was an avid wagon trainer, horseman, and coonhunter. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 23, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Revs. Jack Jaynes and Johnny Chastain officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral procession will be escorted to the Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park by horse drawn wagons.  Military graveside rites will be presented by the U.S. Army and the local American Legion and VFW.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe, Jamie, and Levi Grasty, Tim Riddle and Tim and Mark Farmer.  Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Coggins, James Ferguson, Hal Price, John Leopard and Sam Ferguson.

A message of comfort may be left to the family and guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.