Samuel J. Farmer

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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, 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, Virginia Williams Farmer; his daughters, Annette Farmer Jernigan of Kill Devil Hills, and Jackie Farmer Joyner and husband, Doug, of Ahoskie; his son, Samuel Bruce Farmer and wife, Kathy, of Kill Devil Hills; sisters, Idell Farmer Harrell and Sylvia Nichols Baisey, both of Ahoskie; and brothers, James Farmer of Murfreesboro 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, and 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, 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, 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.

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