Rickey Farmer, 1959-2022

Rickey Farmer, 63, of Warren, passed away August 16, 2022. Born April 3, 1959, a son of the late Gaines and Maeola Farmer. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of St. James AME Church in Warren.

Rickey attended the Warren Public School System and was a member of the great Class of 1977. He attended Henderson State College for two years and returned to Warren. He worked at Potlatch, Robbins, as a substitute teacher, and the Human Development Center until his health failed.

Rickey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He loved to fish, play Spades, Dominoes, cooking, entertaining family and friends with his delicious meals. He also loved music and dancing.

He is survived by his children, Jamie Farmer, Nicholas (Abigail) Pamela, N’Kosi, Akasha Farmer; bonus children, Bill Williams, Cindy Williams; grandchildren, Matthew, Kaleb, Serenity, Legacy; siblings, Frances Charles, Sharon Purdy, Jerry Farmer (Bettye); sisters-in-law, Evelyn Farmer, Ann Farmer-Danzie; special friend, Carlton Strickland; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held August 27 at St. James AME Church in Warren with Rev. Jessie Washington officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Warren. Arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home.

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  1. Rickey was in ROTC at Warren High School with me back in the late 1970’s. He was a few years older than me and of course outranked me at the time, but I remember him as being a very kind person. Rest in peace.

    Tim Parker

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