Local firefighter receives last call before being laid to rest
Firefighter honored with flyover and given full honors.
A local firefighter received his official last call for duty Sunday afternoon before his body was laid to rest in northern Caddo Parish.
Clyde Ray Farmer, 73 of Ida, LA passed away April 23, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Vivian, LA officiated by Rev. Kevin Smith assisted by Howie Brownell. Burial will follow at Bethsaida Cemetery in Ida, LA. There will be a time of visitation on Saturday the 27th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
Clyde was born April 22, 1940 to Roy Clyde and Junie Carter Farmer in Shreveport, LA and he lived all of his life in Ida, LA. He was a member of the Bethsaida Baptist Church in Ida. He was on the Volunteer Fire Department of Fire District 7 and 8, and he was on the Board for Fire District 8. He was retired from being a rig operator in the oil business. Clyde was known as Paw Paw to everyone. He touched so many people; He was always willing to help anyone, and would do it with a smile. He will be greatly missed in the community and by everyone who knew him.
Clyde was preceded in death by his wife of 48 ½ years Chris, their twin sons, Terry & Larry, his father Roy Clyde Farmer and his brother Billy Jo Farmer. He is survived by his son, Jerry Farmer of Ida, LA, his mother Junie Farmer of Vivian, LA, his 2 grandchildren, Garrett Farmer and Ashley Farmer, his brother Homer Farmer and wife Sue of Carthage, TX, and numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers will be friends, family and firemen.