Theo Farmer, 84, of Caddo Mills, passed away on May 12, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Vansickle Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Ratliff and Rev. Royce Litchfield officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Theo was born on August 5, 1933, in Concorde Community, Hunt County, Texas to J. A. and Hazel Surratt Farmer. Theo served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He married Ann Menefee on December 3, 1991, in Durant, Oklahoma.
Theo worked for TEMCO before retiring from Rockwell – Boeing as an aircraft mechanic. He loved his family, loved his country and loved his time on his farm with his John Deere tractors. His hard work carried him from the cotton farms to working on the space shuttle programs and Air Force One, which he enjoyed. He was a member of Vansickle Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Farmer of Caddo Mills; son, Philip Farmer and wife, Vonda of Caddo Mills; step-sons, Mark Campbell of Oakland, CA, David Campbell and girlfriend, Tammy Meador of Campbell, Robert Campbell and wife, Jodi of Forney, Rocko Campbell and girlfriend, Chelsea Wallace of Terrell; sister, Wanda Farmer Parsons of Greenville; grandchildren, Mandy McClain, Dustin McClain and wife, Summer, Phoenix Farmer, Philip Theo Farmer, Jr., Dalton Campbell, Carly Campbell, Dylan Campbell, Josh Campbell, Rachel Campbell, Desiree Campbell, Caden Campbell, Austin Campbell; great-granddaughter, Stella McClain and many nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Theo.
Theo is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley Ann Shaw Farmer; daughter, Karen Jan McClain; twin brother, Leo Farmer.
Pallbearers will be Dustin McClain, Philip Theo Farmer, Jr., Brad Nichols, Robert Jarvis, Rodney Ludwig and Marshall Jarvis. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and step-sons.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington D. C. 20090-6011.