James Karl Farmer

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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May 8, 1957 – Oct. 19, 2014

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SICILY ISLAND, La. — Services for James Karl “Jimmy” Farmer, 57, of Sicily Island, who died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sicily Island with the Rev. James Gass officiating.

Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Farmer was born May 8, 1957, in Jonesville, the son of John and Betty Rose Farmer.

Jimmy was a welder for more the 30 years and owned Island Welding. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sicily Island where he served as a deacon.

Jimmy was vice president of Leland Water System for the last number of years. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father and “poppy” and will be deeply missed.

Mr. Farmer was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Farmer; paternal grandparents, Stanley “Red” and Ella Farmer; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Velma Poole; father-in-law, Lester L. Guice; and one uncle, Alfred Tarver.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, George Ann Farmer; two daughters, Angie Ensminger and husband, Craig, and Marcie Little and husband, Bill Little Jr., all of Sicily Island; six grandchildren, Nathan Farmer and girlfriend, Bailey Porter, Taylor Payne and husband, Eric, Tyler Ensminger, Bailey Edwards, William Little III and Brendan “Little Jimmy” Little; one great-grandson, Jackson Payne; one aunt, Emma Tarver; mother-in-law, Goldie Guice; and a number of other family, friends, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Trey Peck, Nathan Farmer, Tyler Ensminger, John G. Bird, Travis Bowlin, Chuck Floyd, Jonathan Farmer, Brian Rush Jr., Matt Myers and Glen Micheau.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Myers, Barney Bowlin, Billy Hilton, Carroll Barron, Ronnie Cole, Leon Warden, Brian Rush Sr., Patrick Cavin, Wayne Reeves, Son Guice and Jerry Eubanks.

Online condolences may be sent to youngsfh.com.