Randy Lee Farmer of Washington, MO, formerly of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Louis, MO on April 22, 2010 having reached the age of forty-one years, one month, and fifteen days. Randy was born in Poplar Bluff, MO on March 7, 1969, son of Robert Burdett Farmer and Frances Irene Farmer nee Richard. On May 24, 2004 he was united in marriage to Janice Ann Shelton.
Randy is survived by his wife, Janice Farmer of Washington; by three stepchildren, Mitchell Shelton of Desloge, Jessica and Corey Hummel of Washington; by two step-grandchildren, Raegan Shelton of Desloge and Dominic Lause of Washington; by his mother, Frances Farmer of St. Clair; by his mother-in-law, Rosalie Kluesner of Washington; by two brothers, Robert Farmer and wife, Judy of St. Clair and Charles Farmer and wife, Jeanie of St. Clair; by one sister, Vickey VanNess and husband, Matt of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Robert Burdett Farmer.
Randy was a Christian and baptized at a young age in the Baptist faith. He enjoyed many hobbies and interest during his life but fishing and hunting, especially with his brothers, was his favorite. Above all else, spending time with his family made Randy the happiest and many wonderful memories were created.
A kind and loving husband, step-father, step-grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 26, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, MO. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Jamie Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Caroline-Dowdy Cemetery in Dexter, MO.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.