Charles Farmer, Jr., 84, of Payson, died at his home on April 25, 2006. He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. on Dec. 6, 1921.
He and his wife of 63 years came to Payson in 1992 from La Mesa, Calif., where he worked for the City of La Mesa as a building inspector. Prior to that, he had worked for several years as a marine electrician in various shipyards in San Diego, and as an assistant engineer in the Merchant Marines. He owned a commercial fishing boat, and fished for albacore for several seasons.
Since coming to Payson, he pursued his hobby of gunsmithing, was an avid hunter and a member of the Tonto Rim Sports Club.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye; sister-in-law, Mary Farmer of Pine Bluff, Ark.; brother-in-law, Charles Warbritton, of Hot Springs, Ark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, or to the Remembrance Fund of the church.