September 12, 2012

Pastor John Michael Farmer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Pastor John Michael Farmer, 62, Corbin, Ky., went to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 8, 2012, with his loved ones by his side.

Mike, along with his wife Paula, were pastors at the New Hope Ministries Church of God.

A Vietnam veteran, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all. For 35 years he worked for the United States Postal System where he was fondly called “Chico.”

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Margie Farmer and a sister, Juiwana Blankenship.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 41 years, the Rev. Paula Farmer; his children, Shannon (Missy) Farmer and Angel (Chad) Stevens; four grandchildren, Samuel Grant Farmer, Maddox Seth Farmer, Cole Michael Stevens and Anabella Grace Stevens; and his siblings, Lynn Wyatt, Deanna Darr, Clint Farmer,  Rebecca Vaughn and Stewart Farmer.

Pastor Mike also leaves behind other family members and numerous friends, especially his extended family at New Hope Ministries Church of God, all to mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at New Hope Ministries Church of God with the Rev. Michael Addison and the Rev. Glen Daughtery officiating.

Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the youth of New Hope Ministries Church of God.

Honorary pallbearers will be New Hope Ministries Church of God Council.

Military honors will be conducted by the DAV Chapters 158 and 66.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be made to New Hope Ministries Church of God (new sanctuary building fund).

Hart Funeral Home, Corbin, was in charge of arrangements.

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