Truman Garfield “Chuck” Farmer, Sr., age 64, of Salem, Virginia, died Wednesday, February 15, 2015, at Salem VAMC in Salem, Virginia.

Born August 20, 1952, in Radford, Virginia, he was a son of the late William Edgar and Frances Alberta East Farmer.

Chuck was a truck driver. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Basil Ryder.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kay Ryder Farmer; a daughter, Sarah Farmer; sons, Truman Farmer, II, and John Farmer; grandchildren, Jonathan Farmer, Payton Farmer, Shana Farmer, Hagan Smith, Oceana; siblings, Betty Wiley, Bonnie Cox, and husband, Roger, Eddie Farmer, and wife, Joyce, Rocky Farmer, and wife, Doris, and Debra Hancock, and husband, Kenny; mother-in-law, Jacqueline Ryder; brother-in-law, Benny Ryder, and wife, Rhonda, and their children, Kenlie and Alexis; a sister-in-law, Mildred Carol Landis; daughter-in-law, Jessica Farmer; many, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Calvin Ray.

Funeral service was held February 19 at VanReenen Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Pauley officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery with Military Rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.