He retired from Bradley Central High School in 1993 after 37 years of service as a beloved biology teacher and principal.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Farmer; and parents, Gus and Addie Trotter Farmer.
He is survived by his son, Roy P. Farmer II of Cleveland; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Seaton officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011.