George W. ‘Sonny’ Farmer Jr., 77, Army vet, Federal Mogul machine operator, enjoyed fishing, NASCAR

By on November 24, 2015

George W. “Sonny” Farmer, Jr., 77, of Manheim, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, Lebanon.

Born in Penn Township, he was the son of the late George W. Sr. and Bernice W. Earhart Farmer.

George was a machine operator for Federal Mogul for 26 years, and he also delivered papers for Lancaster Newspapers. George was a proud U.S. Army veteran, and was passionate about veterans’ affairs throughout his adult life. He served with the First Armored Division and was a member of the Army Reserves following his active service. He received several awards, including the Soldier’s Medal two consecutive years. He was a member of the Steelworkers Local No. 1035, AMVETS Post No. 19, and the American Legion Post No. 419, Manheim. George enjoyed fishing, camping, travel, and was a fan of NASCAR, particularly driver Bill Elliott.

Surviving are two brothers: Robert and Jere Farmer; two sisters: Patricia Sauder and Bonnie Burkey; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Donald and Kenneth Farmer.

Services were held Nov. 20 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment with military honors followed in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in George’s memory to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, assisted Sonny’s family with the arrangements.

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