Charles Robert Farmer Sr. born October 9, 1924 in Grady County, Oklahoma, died November 26, 2010 at his home in Socorro, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine; his mother and father, Calvin and Cora; his sisters, Alma and Mary; and his brother, Arthur.
He is survived by his son, Rev. Dr. Charles R. Farmer Jr. and wife, Jenny of Socorro, NM; and his daughters, Gail DeGeer and husband Donald of Overland Park, KS; Patricia Steele and husband, Walter of Custer, SD; and Michele Ryan and husband, Tony of Deming, NM. He has twelve grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremiah, Anah, Charlie, and Faith Farmer; Kirstin and David DeGeer; Don and Rob Steele; and Zachariah, Joshua, and Myriah Ryan; Five great grandchildren, two brothers, Jack Farmer and his wife Ruth of Magdalena, NM; and Dale Farmer and his wife, Diane of Missouri; and a brother in law, Dee Baker of Arizona.
Charlie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served in the Pacific theater during WWII in the US Army and was a life member of the VFW.
He was a long time member and served as a Deacon and Elder at The First Christian Church of Albuquerque and Community Christian Church of Rio Rancho.
After his retirement from Sandia National Labs, he lived for a time in Datil, NM; Rapid City, SD; finally moving to Socorro, NM in 2004.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Socorro where the Memorial Services will be held at 203 Spring St. on Thursday, December 2, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Charles R. Farmer Jr. officiating.
Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801.