William "Lincoln" Farmer Sr.

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William Farmer Sr.

William “Lincoln” Farmer Sr., 95, of Cleveland, went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.  He was at Hospice of Chattanooga. 

He was born on March 10, 1922.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Claude Farmer and Jewel Gibson Farmer; two brothers: James Farmer and Lynn Farmer; and one sister, Lucille Farmer Vestal. 

He was a World War II veteran with the Army 825th Tank Destroyer Regiment for three years and two months, achieving the rank of corporal.  He retired from Cleveland Ready Mixed Concrete after 32 years.  He was a charter member, serving as a deacon and faithful member for many years at Cloverleaf Baptist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 75 years, Grace Knox Farmer; five sons: W.L. Farmer Jr. and wife, Bunny, Larry Farmer and wife, Margaret, all of Georgetown, Tommy Farmer and wife, Terry, Billy Farmer and wife, Trudy, Michael Farmer and wife, Becky, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Neely Chastain of Cleveland; and brother-in -law, Ray Knox and wife, Inga, of Bakersfield, Calif.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 9,  2017, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Cloverleaf Baptist Church with the funeral at 2 p.m.  Interment will be at East View Baptist Church in Georgetown with the Rev. Gary Higgins and the Rev. Johnny Moore officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family requests instead of flowers donations be made to Cloverleaf Baptist Church 2290 Waterlevel Highway, Cleveland, TN 37311 or East View Baptist Cemetery Fund 2083, No Pone Road, Georgetown, TN 37336.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Lincoln or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Farmer family with these arrangements. 

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