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Sonny Farmer

Sonny liked Virginia Tech football, Duke basketball and Redskins football. Sonny loved being outside and hanging with friends. He never met a stranger and was always gravitating to children. He had a great laugh and would be the first to stand up for a friend. He graduated in 2008 from Jefferson Forest High School where he played basketball for the high school basketball team. He played sports since the age of 5. He was on the wrestling team, football team, t-ball, baseball, and his favorite, basketball.

He served 3 tours in Afghanistan. It was on his last Operation Enduring Freedom tour in Afghanistan, April 2012-January 2013, when he gained such a strong forever lasting bond with all of his combat buddies. Now each of them have taken over a new role as being new family to his two older sisters, who want to thank all of A-52nd Spartans for stepping up for Sonny, being there and supporting his family.

Sonny Lee Farmer, 26, of Montgomery Alabama, formerly of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November, 9, 2016. He was born on March 10, 1990, a son of Bradley E. Farmer and his wife, Sabrina and Virginia L. Caldwell. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles E. Farmer; and maternal grandmother, Sylvia Caldwell. Sonny was a graduate of Jefferson Forest High School and a proud combat veteran serving 6 years in the United States Army, 3 of which he spent in Afghanistan. He will always be remembered by his infectious laugh. Along with his parents he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Joan Farmer; maternal grandfather, Robert “Sonny” Caldwell; son, Gavin Farmer; brother, Steven P. Clement; sisters, Jessica Joseph, Tiffany Farmer-Bowyer and husband Matthew, Dawn Farmer; nephews, Jordan, Jino, Jay, Josiah; nieces, Makenzy, Mary Beth; aunt, Vicky Farmer Bergin and husband Bob. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Esker and Aubrey Via, Kevin Pate, Safwan Williams, Kevin Colran, Scott Arney, Todd and Michele Trumble and the many others who have loved Sonny. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, P.O. Box 1337, Midlothian, TX 76065. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, with Rev. Phillip Kelley officiating. A burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.
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