September 21, 1935 ~ September 25, 2014

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Earl "Chuck" Farmer, 79, of Candler, died September 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in Whittier, NC on September 21, 1935. He was a son of the late James Vernon and Sallie Rich Farmer. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Judith Rogers Farmer; a daughter, Karma Farmer Crouch (Steve); a son, Charles Earl Farmer (Angela); and grandchildren, William Steven Crouch, Hayley Elizabeth Farmer, and Hannah Marie Farmer. He is also survived by a sister, Ruby Farmer Netherton (Edgar) and sisters-in-law Joyce Massie Farmer and Ruth Hughes Farmer. He was preceded in death by brothers Tommy, Jimmy, and Lee Farmer. He was a graduate of Candler High School and Western Carolina University where he excelled in athletics. He was a teacher, administrator, and coach in Cartersville, GA. After teaching at TC Roberson High School, he retired from Buncombe County Schools in 1995. Services will be held in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Saturday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Steve Combs officiating. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buncombe County Schools Foundation, 175 Bingham Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, and/or to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. My wife and I are very sorry for your loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God has promised to ‘swallow up death forever’ (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28.

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  2. My wife and I are very sorry for your loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God has promised to ‘swallow up death forever’ (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28.

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  3. Judy, Karma and family I am so sorry for your loss ,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this difficult time.
    Dana Allen Hunter

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  4. Judy, Karma and family I am so sorry for your loss ,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this difficult time.
    Dana Allen Hunter

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  5. Judy, Karma, Charles and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss, will miss seeing that smile of his whenever I would see him sitting in the car at Ingles waiting for Judy to get her shopping done and always getting to talk for several minutes. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    David Massie

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  6. Judy, Karma, Charles and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss, will miss seeing that smile of his whenever I would see him sitting in the car at Ingles waiting for Judy to get her shopping done and always getting to talk for several minutes. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    David Massie

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