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Jefferson Monroe Farmer, 85, of Spotsylvania County passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.
He worked at the FMC Plant until it closed and various other places around the Fredericksburg area until he became ill.
Jefferson is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Dorothy E. Farmer; three sons, Thomas Farmer and his wife, Annie, and Jefferson J. Farmer, all of Spotsylvania, and Lewis W. Farmer of Caroline County; a daughter, Shelia Cole and her husband, W.D. of Warsaw; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Callie and Fannie Farmer; a brother, Steven; and a sister, Ruby West.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Corbin, with the Rev. Randy Newsome officiating.
Jefferson's family gives a special thank-you to the people at One on One Care for helping care for their husband and father.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jefferson's family at foundandsons