Obituary Of H.C. “Bud” Farmer


Obituary For H.C. “Bud” Farmer

Ziemer Funeral Home

H.C. “Bud” Farmer, 84, of Evansville, IN, went to his heavenly home on June 15, 2019. His 3 daughters were by his side at Deaconess Gateway ICU at the time of his death. He was born on November 1, 1934 in Upton, KY and was the only child of the late Paul and Irene (Garrett) Farmer. Preceding him in death was his wife, Nancy (Day) Farmer.
Bud is survived by his Daughters: Jill (Don) Klein, Patti (Jerry) Marx, Kathy Farmer and Grandchildren: Marissa, Joseph, Matthew, and Daniel Klein; Austin Marx, and Dylan Farmer.
He was a 1953 Bosse High School graduate, attended Indiana University where he met Nancy Day, his one true love of his life, and then he graduated from University of Evansville in 1960. Bud and Nancy married and raised 3 daughters together until she died in 1984.
He worked at the family business, Evansville Concrete Company, as CEO and President after the passing of Charlie Day; he was also an Indiana Port Commissioner and Past President of: Midwest Concrete Association, Deaconess Hospital Board, Evansville Airport Board, and Rotary Club.
Bud was a member of Methodist Temple, an instrument-rated private pilot and avid tennis player; he enjoyed golf, travel, playing cards with his bridge club family, dancing, drawing portraits, and loved to bake pies and make peanut butter divinity for friends. He was very social, never met a stranger, and enjoyed telling stories.
His daughters will especially miss his warm smile, his small chuckle, his “hello daughter”, his stories, and undeniable love for his family; he is so loved and will be missed beyond words.
Visitation will be 10:00am-1:00pm this Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Ziemer Funeral Home – East Chapel on Hebron. The family will have a private service and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
To honor his memory, his family encourages an act of kindness in his name or a memorial contribution can be made to the: Charles E. Day & Nancy Day Farmer Memorial Scholarship at USI or the Nancy Day Farmer Memorial Scholarship at UE.
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