In Memory of






Obituary for George James "Jim" Farmer Jr.

George James “Jim” Farmer, Jr., age 87, of Hernwood, died Thursday, November 3, 2022. He was the beloved Husband of Carol Jean Farmer (nee Marr) and the late Ruth Naomi Farmer (nee Trott); Devoted Father of George J. Farmer, III and his Wife, Ava M. Farmer, Kevin L. Farmer and the late Charles E. “Chuck” Farmer; survived also by Daughter in-law Cindy Farmer; Loving Grandfather of Athena M. Wolfer (Ted), George J. Farmer, IV and Kenneth S. Farmer (Brittany); Adoring Great-Grandfather of Eden, Carson, Jade and Camden; Dear Brother of Jean Higgs and John Farmer and the late Shirley Link.
George was born in Oklahoma City, OK to George J. Farmer, Sr. and Wanda C. Farmer (nee Quincy). The family later moved to Maryland, where he would live the rest of his life. He graduated from Milford Mill High School and later attended State Teachers College at Towson. He then enlisted in the United States Army, earning the rank of Sergeant Major and would go on to serve the Army Reserves for 27 years. His service in the United States Army and to his country was a great source of pride. He often spoke about his time in Europe regaling his family and friends of the many stories and friendships he made along the way.
He married Ruth in 1956 and was her faithful husband and companion for 60 years until her passing in 2016. They built a life full of family, faith and friendships. Jim was fortunate to be able to find a second love later in life when he married Carol in 2021. Even though their marriage was short, they brought much happiness and love to each other.
Jim was never a person to be idle and managed to find himself holding leadership positions in many groups and professional roles related to his broad interests. During his working career, he was employed at Revere Copper and Brass as a Salesman in Baltimore and then later at Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, climbing his way up the corporate ladder until his retirement in 1993 as the Director of the Real Estate Division. He always spoke fondly of his tenure there, highlighting the professional friendships and many formal events he and Ruth attended. His intelligence and work ethic became a hallmark of his professional endeavors. He also served as President of the Saints and Sinners of Baltimore, held a lifetime membership at Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), The American Legion Post 223 and Granite Historical Society, to name a few.
His faith was the bedrock of everything he did, built and taught during his lifetime. He beamed with pride when he served as the Moderator of the Presbytery of Baltimore. He was very honored to be entrusted with such an important position within the Presbyterian faith. He took this job very seriously, devoting himself to presbyterian churches and their parishioners all over the state of Maryland. No doubt he was well prepared for this role from his lifelong membership at Granite Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, MD. Over the years he served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Elder, Historian and on countless committees and other church endeavors. He could always be heard from the backrow singing louder than everyone around him praising the Lord. Decades of fellowship have grown into treasured friendships and memories that span generations in the Farmer family.
Jim loved family gatherings. He always showed up with his camera in tow and was always found sneaking candid shots and documenting every event, no matter how small. Holidays were meant to be spent together around his dining room table with the good china he brought home to Ruth from Germany, formal linens, crystal glasses, Manishewitz wine for a toast and a well thought out prayer always delivered by him.
In his last days, Jim was blessed to have his wife, Carol, as his steadfast companion always by side taking care of him. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to his faith, his family and his country and for the tens of thousands of photos and historical records that are his legacy to future generations.
Friends may call at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, PA., 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784 on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Rd., Woodstock, MD 21163; Interment following in the church cemetery with military honors; in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the church.