Farmer, Linda Farris

Retired From The Tennessee Department Of Revenue

Monday, November 18, 2019
Linda Farmer
Linda Farmer

Linda Farris Farmer, 72, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on November 17, 2019. 

Linda was born April 9, 1947 in Cookeville, Tn. She was a graduate of Cookeville Central High School, Class of 1965, and a graduate of Covenant College, 1992. As a youth, she was active in 4H. She met her future husband, Terry, while both were attending Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She and Terry married on January 3, 1968. She took a break from college to be a wife and mother. She returned to college when her children were older, graduating from Covenant College with a bachelor's degree in 1992. Terry's work involved relocating many times. This was sometimes difficult for her, but she always found the positive side of everything. She and Terry had two children, Matt and Ginger. As a mother, she was always supportive and encouraging, and active in their lives. As a grandmother, she adored and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was employed with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, retiring in 2008.

Linda was an active member and participant of Mountain Creek Church of Christ. She loved worship services, her congregation family and participating in Vacation Bible School activities. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Terry Farmer; her parents, Clay and Lena Farris; and her in-laws, TJ and Ruby Farmer. 

Linda is survived by her children, Matt (Kim) Farmer and Virginia Farmer; five grandchildren, Justin (Kaitlyn), Logan (Keliane), Cole, Monica, and Dustin; two great-grandchildren, Laylah and Braxton; her brother Mark (Mary) Farris; two sisters, Myra (Bob) Kernea and Connie Farris; and many nieces and nephews. She was also loved by many other people. Linda had a knack for making everyone feel like they were a part of the family.

A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2-8 p.m.

A graveside service will be held in Cookeville, Tn., in the Cunningham Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. CST.

The family will receive friends at the Dyer Funeral Home from 5–8 p.m. CST on Wednesday.

She will be laid to rest with her husband, Terry in the Cunningham Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412 and Dyer Funeral Home, 798 S. Willow Ave., Cookeville, Tn. 38501.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.


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