We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Whitley's Funeral Home - Main Chapel
Dewey Lee Farmer, 79, of Kannapolis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
Dewey was born on August 6, 1942 in Oconee County, SC. His loving parents are the late William A. Farmer and Ruby Irene Herbert Farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Johnsie Deaton Farmer in December 2019.
Dewey was an accomplished musician for over 50 years and played several instruments, specializing in the mandolin. He traveled and performed in many parts of the country in various bluegrass bands. Dewey also volunteered his musical talents as a member of the Genesis Baptist Church Band. He worked as a Slasher Tender for Cannon Mills and retired after 44 years.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughter, Patty Gothard (Evan); his much loved grandchildren, Erin Honeycutt (Brandon), Rachel Sinden (Richard) and Sarah Schaaf (TJ); brother, Randy Farmer (Terri), and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Genesis Baptist Church in China Grove. The funeral service will follow and begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Carolina Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, NC. https://www.transitionslifecare.org/
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.