Obituary: Michael Eugene Farmer


Michael Eugene Farmer, 59, of Newark, AR died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

Michael was born on Oct. 2, 1961, to the late Bedford Eugene Farmer and Barbara Jolene (Wallace) Farmer in Wenatchee, WA.

Michael was a man of faith who embodied the ideals of selfless service, giving to others, and being kindhearted. Michael served his country honorably in the United States Army. He enjoyed working with his hands, he restored old furniture for his wife, Clarissa, spent time woodworking, and held several certifications in mechanics, including becoming a master mechanic. If it needed to be fixed, Michael was your man. But most of all, Michael loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed every second he ever spent with them.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Clarissa Farmer; his sons: Brandon Farmer (Marnie), Kelly Jay Cowan/Farmer (Kristen), and Michael Vonderhyde (Autumn); his daughters:  Cynthia “Cindy” O’Brien (Sean), Monica Farmer, and Jackie O’Brien (Aron); his brothers, Larry Farmer and Gary Farmer; his sisters: Pam Brasil (Brian), Sandra Miller (Bobbi), and Esther Wallace; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews, and many friends and acquaintances. Michael will be missed by his friends and family and forever loved….” always and forever, our daddy you will be…”

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