Troy Lane Farmer

Troy Lane Farmer

Troy Lane Farmer, 77, of Crossett, passed away on October 8, 2015.

He was a Crossett businessman and active in his church and community.

Mr. Farmer graduated from Hamburg High school in 1956 as president of the student body. After graduation, he worked for Georgia Pacific for 13 years before going to work in the shoe department of Trigg’s Department Store. Later, he owned and operated Troy’s Shoes for the 36 years until his retirement. He was employed at Sharpe’s Department Store.

Mr. Farmer served on the Chamber of Commber Board of Directors for six years and was president of the Chamber in 1988. He was president of Kiwanis club in 1992 and Kiwanian of the Year in 1993-1994. He was Daniel School adopter since the beginning in 1989, a Gideon since the local camp began and served as vice president and Memorial Bible Chairman.

He was a member of First Church of God where he served for 20 years as president of the board of trustees and 30 years as the choir director.

He enjoyed hunting, singing and pestering his wife, Nell.

Mr. Farmer was born on January 21, 1938 at Crossett and was the son of the late Rockford G. and Bernice Naff Farmer.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Douglass and Dorla McGilton; and three brothers-in-law, Thad Douglass, Kenneth McGilton and Gerald Thornton.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, LaNell Brown Farmer of Crossett; a son, DeTroy “Bubba” Farmer (Lindsay) of Moore, Oklahoma; a daughter, DeAndria Land (Trey) of Crossett; a brother, Gary D. Farmer (Chloe); two sisters, Pam Thornton and Angie Rodgers (Roy), all of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Kimberly Love, Trent Land, Jaret and Jace Farmer; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

Funeral services will be held on October 11 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God with Bros. Will Hughes and Randy Ivy officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be held on October 10 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the First Church of God.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1501 Main Street, Crossett, Arkansas 71635 or Gideons, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.