Carlton J. Farmer, 92, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Mr. Farmer was raised in the Adairsville, Ga. area, but had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for most of his life. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a trainer for the Seabees.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Tompkins Masonic Lodge #466 F&AM.
Mr. Farmer was a professional sign painter for most of his life and included such clients as, Sterchi Brothers, a furniture chain based in Knoxville, the Kayo Oil Company, Raceway Oil Company and he also painted the outfield advertising wall at the famous Engle Stadium. He was also employed with Lookout Mountain, Tn., Police Department before retiring in 1992 after more than 14 years of service as a deputy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Phenie C. Odom Farmer and his father, Bascomb P. Farmer; twin sisters, Madge Whitfield and Grace Bennett; two brothers, Boyd Farmer and John Farmer.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 69 years, Ruth White Farmer of Rossville; sons and daughters-in-law, Joel D. & (Sherry) Farmer of Rossville, and Gary R. and (Connie) Farmer of Flintstone; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.
The family will begin receiving friends after 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4, and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.
An online guest book is at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.