Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Johnny Harold Farmer

10/14/1940 - 08/25/2020

Johnny Harold Farmer, age 79 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

     He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of Hazel Dockery Farmer of Murphy and the late John Winston Farmer. Johnny had worked in the construction industry doing roadway clearing. He was a member of the Painters Local 226 in Chattanooga, TN. Johnny loved to hunt and to garden. He was a member and deacon at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

     He is survived by his mother, Hazel Dockery Farmer of Murphy; his wife, Ramona Rose Farmer; one son, John Farmer II; one brother, Gordon Farmer and wife Peggy; three sisters, Gloria Hyde and husband Mitch, Nancy Hickey and husband Richard and Carolyn Brannon and husband Billy; two grandchildren, Candace Whitener and husband Jacob and John Farmer III; four great-grandchildren, Lilly Whitener, Koda Farmer, Ducky Farmer and Grayson Farmer; and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Rev. Jerry Kilpatrick will officiate. Burial will be in the Pat Rose Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan, Mark, Tyler, Michael, Jeremy, Eddie Joe, Chris and Robert.

     The family will receive friends at 2 pm - 3 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy.  

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