Farmer, William "Lincoln" Sr. (Cleveland)

Sunday, October 8, 2017
William Farmer
William Farmer

William “Lincoln” Farmer, Sr., 95, of Cleveland, Tennessee, went to be with his heavenly father on October 5th, 2017. He was at Hospice of Chattanooga.

He was born on March 10, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Claude Farmer and Jewel Gibson Farmer, and two brothers, James Farmer and Lynn Farmer, and one sister Lucille Farmer Vestal.

He was a World War II veteran with the Army 825th tank destroyer regiment for three years and two months achieving the rank of Corporal. He retired from Cleveland Ready Mixed Concrete after 32 years. He was a charter member, serving as a deacon and faithful member for many years at Cloverleaf Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. 

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 75 years, Grace Knox Farmer, five sons W.L. Farmer, Jr. and wife Bunny, Larry Farmer and wife Margaret all of Georgetown, Tommy Farmer and wife Terry, Billy Farmer and wife Trudy, Michael Farmer and wife Becky, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Agnes Neely Chastain of Cleveland and brother-in-law, Ray Knox and wife Inga of Bakersfield, CA.

Family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 9, from 12-2 p.m. at Cloverleaf Baptist Church with the funeral at 2 p.m. Interment will be at East View Baptist Church in Georgetown with Reverend Gary Higgins and Reverend Johnny Moore officiating and grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family requests instead of flowers that donations be made to Cloverleaf Baptist Church 2290 Waterlevel Highway, Cleveland, TN 37311 or East View Baptist Cemetery Fund 2083 No Pone Road Georgetown, TN 37336.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Lincoln or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Farmer family with these arrangements.

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