The Woodward News

April 10, 2013

CHANDLER CRAIG FARMER


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Chandler Craig Farmer came into this world on September 2, 1989.  Born in Woodward, OK, he was the first child of Craig and Jessica Farmer.  Chandler left this world on March 22, 2013 at the age of 23 years, 6 months and 20 days to spend eternity in heaven with Jesus Christ. 

Chandler spent his early years being with his dad and grandpa as they worked on the farm, in the field, working cattle, riding horses, hunting and fishing. He developed a love of the outdoors, the cowboy life, rodeo, hunting and fishing early that would continue his whole life.  Growing up he spent nearly every Sunday attending First Baptist Church- Buffalo, where he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at the age of 8 years old.  He was never afraid to explain to people that Jesus was his Savior and friend.  Chandler grew up a polite and respectful young man with a kind and loving personality.  When he graduated from Buffalo Schools, he went on to attend Oklahoma Panhandle State University. He returned home after a short time to help his dad on the farm.  Chandler held several jobs during his young life before going to work for his last employer, J & R Transport of Woodward, OK.  He was a member of several organizations including 4-H, FFA, NRA and the First Baptist Church of Buffalo.

Chandler was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had a love for firearms and their history.  He loved riding horses and for a time rode saddle broncs.  He enjoyed spending time working and talking with his dad, “picking” at and loving his sister, caring for his dog Zella and his animals, spending time with friends and family, plus always finding time to visit and help his Grandma Farmer. 

Chandler is survived by his parents, Craig and Donna Farmer of Buffalo, OK along with Jessica and David Cosby of Mound Valley, KS; his sister, Jenna Sioux Lira and husband Jose of Buffalo, step-sisters Haley Gonce, husband Landon and niece Bentley of Enid, Renee Cosby, Samantha Maritt, husband Zack and nephew Brantley, step-brothers Riley Dearing, wife Lindsey and nephews Camp and Crew, Tanner Dearing, and Jordan Cosby, his Grandmother Dovie Farmer of Buffalo, and Grandparents Don and Carol Sue Johnson of Mound Valley, KS, Ferril and Beverley Barnes of Arnett, OK , and Grandfather Don Clifford of Bartlesville, OK and Great Grandfather Jack Clifford of Garber, OK.  He is also survived by many Aunts and Uncles including Mike and Cheri Burns of Crescent, OK, Bert and Gerri Russell of Hennessey, OK, Jennifer and Daryl Bugner, Gary Johnson, and Kevin and Tina Johnson, Gary and Lynn Smith of Arnett, OK, Tonja Barnes of Vernon, TX, Darrell Barnes of Vernon, TX.  Cousins Nicholas and Dea Johnson of Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, Tyler and Jaden Burns of Crescent, OK, Greyson and Madison Russell of Hennessey, OK, Taylor and MaCray Bugner, Victoria, Trevor, Jarad and Brianne Johnson, Tyke and Mandy Greer of Shattuck, OK, Matt & Amber Coker of Reydon, OK, Tad Smith of Arnett, OK.  Chandler also leaves behind his girlfriend, Whitney Titus of Morgan, Utah and numerous other friends and relatives.

Chandler was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Doy Farmer and an Uncle, Jack Donald Clifford III, Great Grandmother Della May Clifford.

Funeral Service were held Friday March 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church Buffalo, OK.; burial will follow at the High Point Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service, Buffalo www.wilkinsonfuneralservice.com.