John B. Farmer

At age 59, John B. Farmer’s life was interrupted by the discovery of a terminal brain tumor. After a valiant effort, John passed on Saturday, July 10, 2004. John was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 17, 1945. Following graduation from Mabelvale High School he attended Little Rock University. Pursuing his interest in the medical field, John worked twenty-seven years as a distributor and sales associate for DePuy Orthopedics. He was supported by many doctors in his endeavor especially Dr. R. Barry Sorrels whom he counted among his best friends. Upon his retirement from medical sales two years ago, John chose to sell real estate for his dear friend Steve Pinter of Century 21 Steve Pinter Realty. This new career made use of his natural talent as a communicator and his sincere love for people. He was a member of the Little Rock Realtors Association, Arkansas Realtors Association, National Association of Realtors and award recipient of “Rookie of the Year 2003” and “Century 21 1 Million Dollar Producer 2003”. John was sincerely dedicated to church and community. His love for God and Jesus were expressed through his devotion to his Catholic faith. His relationship with the Cathedral of St. Andrew and Christ the King Catholic Church, both of Little Rock, were very important to John as well as his membership to the Knights of Columbus. He served his faith further as a Eucharistic minister to the St. Vincent Auxiliary. John’s upbeat attitude, optimistic outlook and lively sense of humor was widely enjoyed among family, friends and fellow members of Toast Masters and the Little Rock Jaycees. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Patricia (Trish) Finley Farmer, son, John E. Farmer of Little Rock; son, Mark Farmer of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Alicia Clark of North Little Rock; son-in-law Chip Clark; son, Matthew Farmer and wife, Lynne, grandson, Kevin of Knoxville, Tennessee; mother, Myrtle M. Daniel of Little Rock. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Cassie M. Bayless; great aunt, Dovie M. Haney.