OBITUARY

Dennis A. "Big Guy" Farmer

February 1, 1949March 27, 2019
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Dennis A. "Big Guy" Farmer, 70, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born February 1, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Delmar "Shorty" and Irene McKinley Farmer. Dennis was a U.S. Army veteran and owner of Dalan Medical Group. He was a member of the New Albany Elks Lodge 270, New Albany Jaycees, and served numerous years as a V.P. on The Harvest Homecoming Festival Committee. Dennis and Debbie loved sailing their houseboat on the Ohio. He enjoyed art and making pieces for his extended family. He loved trivia and playing golf. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Noah Virgil "Red" Farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Debbie Goins Farmer; children, Matt Farmer (Tracey), Chandra Farmer-Schanie (Andy), Jennifer Faith, and Michael Goins (Melanie); and brother, Larry Farmer (Cindy). Debbie's siblings considered Dennis their Big Brother and enjoyed spending time with him. Uncle Big Guy was very close to his nieces and nephews and they had so much fun together. Everyone has a Big Guy story and our favorite is "Better Call Big Guy."

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel with cremation to follow.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Dennis and Debbie Farmer Downtown Beautification Fund c/o Develop New Albany, 222 Pearl Street, New Albany IN 47150 or Shepherds Kitchen at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main Street, New Albany IN.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Debbie Goins Farmer, Wife of 49 Years
  • Matt (Tracey) Farmer, Son
  • Chandra (Andy) Farmer-Schanie, Daughter
  • Jennifer Faith, Daughter
  • Michael (Melanie) Goins, Son
  • Larry (Cindy) Farmer, Brother
  • Irene McKinley Farmer, Mother - deceased
  • Delmar "Shorty" Farmer, Father - deceased
  • Noah Virgil "Red" Farmer, Brother - deceased
  • DONATIONS

  • Dennis and Debbie Farmer Downtown Beautification Fund
  • Sheperds Kitchen at St. Pauls Episcopal Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dennis A. "Big Guy" Farmer

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beverly pugh

April 1, 2019

MATT AND TRACY AND FAMILY SO SO SORRY ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD MISS YOU TWO PRAYERS

Teresa Clark Ellis

March 31, 2019

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Dennis' death. While I didn't know Dennis well at North, I recall him as a very sweet person. You and my family are in my prayers.
Teresa Clark Ellis

Chris Pound

March 31, 2019

Don and I have shared 53 years of friendship with Dennis and Debbie. From double dating to proms, to his first little boat and first time skiing, to parenting, canoeing with headlights, golfing, luxury boating and over-night adventures to health issues and advanced age. We shared tears, but mostly laughter and we laughed a lot. Dennis could always make anyone laugh and he would always make you feel special, but he was the one that was special. Dennis was fun, engaging, competitive, dedicated, hard working and selfless with the people he loved. He did everything with all of his might and to know him, was to love him. We are blessed to have so many wonderful memories with him and Debbie. Dennis will always be in our hearts and I will smile at every thought of him and our adventures in life because that is what he wants and deserves from everyone.

Julie Welden

March 30, 2019

Dennis always seems to have a smile anytime you saw him and didnt seem bothered by challenges. The last time I saw him was at his brother Larry's house for Ashley's graduation. Larry had just bought a big green egg and was cooking steaks. He and Dennis had a time figuring it out but they both laughed every minute! Prayers and good thoughts for Debbie Matt Chandra Larry Cindy Ashley Ryan and all his friends and family.

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