OBITUARY

Joshua Craig Farmer

April 18, 1979March 13, 2020
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Joshua (Josh) Craig Farmer crossed into God’s Kingdom on March 13, 2020. Born on April 18, 1979, Josh lived life to the fullest. His dedication to his family was most important to him and the countless hours that he spent as a spectator at Kaitlyn’s gymnastics meets or watching her cheer or coaching Ethan’s soccer team or finding time to have with his family is a testament to his love and devotion to his family. Josh, Lori, Kaitlyn and Ethan were a true family unit that enjoyed their time together and bonded like we all wish we could as a family and were dedicated members of Levy Church of Christ. A tribute post said, “He was a great dad... The kind of dad we need more of.” As daughter Kaitlyn said, “he is the person who I trusted most in this world, the one who I would sit down and cry with and vent to for an hour, no one could make me laugh like he could.” Others described him as always kind and ready to help anyone who needed it and had the best sense of humor. Josh Farmer was a kind and friendly soul and will be missed by all. He was exceptional in his strength and ability to keep going when lesser men would need a breather. Nothing could stop him when family and friends needed him. Above all, his love for his family was boundless. When not with his family, Josh enjoyed hunting, fishing, and everything outdoors. He was a self-made professional. Josh was preceded in death by his grandfather James Farmer (paternal) and Steve Fehrenbach (maternal). Survivors include his beloved wife Lori and children Kaitlyn and Ethan; parents: Dennis (Vicki) Farmer and Karen (Monty) Cole; sister Anna (Bryan) Smith; brothers Jon (Miranda) Farmer and Michael (Madison) Samuhel; Grandmothers Betty Fehrenbach and Birdye Farmer; In-laws Ron and Bonnie Cohen, sister-in-law Lindsey (Luke) McCoy and adoring nieces and nephews: Samuel Smith, Caspin, Audrey and James Farmer, and Addison, Brady and Gabby McCoy. His friends are countless. Services are Tuesday, March 17 at the Griffin-Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home at 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117. Visitation will begin at 1pm with the Service at 2pm. A private burial will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaitlyn and Ethan Farmer Education Fund and sent to Bank of the Ozarks, 8718 Hwy 107, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Sonya New

March 16, 2020

Josh was Matthew’s coach for a couple of seasons and he seemed like he just enjoyed being out there, he was laid back, and would grab up Matthew or the other boys having fun with them, like he was one of the kids. You can tell he liked soccer but wasn’t super competitive, not at that level anyway but he sure got excited when they played well.
Matthew has been a classmate of Ethan’s since 1st grade so we have seen Josh throughout the years and Katie has been involved with Impact gymnastics too and the school gymnastics for years. It seems Josh usually had a smile on his face. I never realized he had such a sense of humor until I saw him as Cousin Eddie and of course had to get pictures. 😂. I believe one of the last times I saw him was on Senior Night at the Basketball game. He seemed happy with Kaitlyn and couldn’t believe she was getting close to graduating. It’s just so hard to believe he is gone. We love Lori, Kaitlyn, and Ethan and are so saddened by their loss. We pray for peace that passes all understanding for them and for God to give them super natural strength to carry them through the years.

Maureen Smith

March 16, 2020

I first met Josh when he was about 4 years old. His mother Karen is best friends with my sisters. I was visiting them and Karen and Dennis came by. Little Josh was so cute and very curious, he went exploring under the table.I remember seeing he had his own set of keys hooked on his belt loop and had little work boots on. Next time I met him he was a grown man and delighting people with his unique and hilarious Christmas display of Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He was dressed like cousin Eddie and he made me laugh out loud. I asked my husband to stop and introduced myself and asked him his name and realized I was talking to Karen and Dennis’ son. He gave me a hug and let me take a picture with him. He was a joy. I pray his joyous spirit and sense of fun will be with you always. Love and prayers for his family and all his loved ones.

Blane and Judy Fehrenbach

March 16, 2020

Josh was a loving and devoted Dad and Husband!! And also, he was a wonderful son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin in his very large family. His humor and high energy as well as his kind heart will be missed by all at future family gatherings. He will always be remembered with loving thoughts.

Kenneth Fehrenbach

March 16, 2020

Josh, you were my first nephew and you were always so fun as a baby and a kid. You stayed that way. But then you became a great father. A fun father. Now you’re with my dad, another great father and your grandfather. I know you two will have fun together as well. Just know we will miss you both. Love You Josh!

Leann myers

March 15, 2020

Josh was always positive. It never failed at a gymnastics meet when I was frustrated Josh would appear, with that amazing smile, crack some jokes, and help me forget my frustration.

Ameta Vines

March 15, 2020

So sorry about Josh. Been praying for all of you.
Love ,
Ameta Lann Vines
(Randy Lann Sister's)

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