Reverend Henry Glen Farmer, Jr., age 76, of Johnston-Cochran Road in Tennille peacefully passed away at his residence on Monday, August 14, 2023. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 P.M. in the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel of Sandersville with Reverend Daniel Porter and Reverend Andy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Reverend Farmer was born and reared in Washington County, the son of the late Henry Glen Farmer and the late Marjorie Rowena Smith Farmer. He graduated from the Washington County High School while working as a Disc Jockey for Radio Station WSNT. Glen then enlisted into the United States Navy, serving his country in the Vietnam War and retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1985. Reverend Farmer would return to Washington County to attend Brewton-Parker College during the day and work with the Regional Youth Development Center at night. He graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Arts and Humanities and Divinity. Glen was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1988 and served the Harrison Baptist and Jackson’s Baptist churches. Reverend Farmer also worked in various roles for the Carl Vinson Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Dublin. He enjoyed woodworking, building, and fishing. Glen found great pride in keeping a tidy yard and loved animals, especially his dogs and cats. Reverend Farmer enjoyed riding bikes, being in nature, and attending his grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years Sandy Farmer; children, Henry Glen Farmer III and wife Chasity of Tennille and Miki F. Caldwell and husband Butler of Macon; grandchildren, Natalie F. Potter and husband Adam, Cody Farmer, David Rippons, Elizabeth Farmer, Skylar Youmans, Jacob Zawacki, and Vannah Zawacki; and siblings, Carolyn Holton and husband Hubert of Titusville, Florida, Josephine Bradley of Harlem, Bobby Dean Farmer and wife Jennifer of Tennille, Barbara Bridges and husband Pete of Sandersville, and Donald Farmer and wife Jane of Harrison.

The family may be contacted at the Farmer residence on Johnston-Cochran Road in Tennille.

Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or to Brentwood School, P.O. Box 955, Sandersville, Georgia 31082.

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May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.