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Willie Cola "Pooky" Farmer, Jr.

May 15, 1928 - June 24, 2018

AULANDER, NC – Willie Cola “Pooky” Farmer, Jr., age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Pooky was born on May 15, 1928 to Willie Cola and Estelle Hall Harrington Farmer in Hertford County, NC. Pooky was a member of Aulander Baptist Church and worked as a supervisor for Rose Brothers for many years. He enjoyed cutting grass and riding around on his golf cart especially with his fur companion, Max. Pooky was a true family-oriented person that loved his family dearly, getting them together and cooking for them was one of his favorite pastimes. He had many friends and when you saw “HERE COMES POOKY” you knew the horn was going to blow and he was waving and saying hey! Pooky was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Hoggard, and two sisters, Bonnie Harrington Smith, and Ramona Farmer Shouse.

Pooky is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth, two daughters, Rhonda Farmer Medlin and husband Edward L. of Murfreesboro, and Denise Farmer Skeens and husband Dennis of Aulander; son-in-law, Cameron M. Hoggard, Jr. of Aulander; grandson, Cameron M Hoggard, III of Greenville; granddaughter, Leslee M. Sumner and husband Christopher of Murfreesboro; great-grandson, Cashton L. Sumner; and sister, Jackie Kieft and husband Gary of Cary.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

An interment service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:30 am at Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC with a celebration of life memorial service to follow at 11:00 am at the Aulander Baptist Church, Aulander, NC, with Allen Mizelle, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361 or by clicking here or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Farmer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 am


Aulander Baptist Church

109 Harmon Street
Aulander, North Carolina 27805

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 10:30 am


Job Cemetery

Aulander, NC 27805

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am at Aulander Baptist Church

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