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Charles "Chuck" Beckley Farmer Jr.August 18, 1951 ~ February 28, 2017 (age 65)
Charles "Chuck" Beckley Farmer Jr.
Charles "Chuck" B. Farmer Jr. 65 of Franklin, born, August 18, 1951, son of the late Charles "Bunny" B. Farmer Sr. and Mary Anna (Koufopoulos) Farmer. Chuck died at his home, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, following a long journey battling cancer. A lifelong resident of Franklin Chuck attended Franklin Schools and was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1969. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps and Army Reserve. For several years he was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE # 1280. He studied Business Management at the New Hampshire Technical College in Concord and received an associate degree. He was employed for over 25 years at the Webster Valve Company and Foundry in Franklin. He loved Franklin and believed in giving back to his community; he volunteered regularly, including working on improvement projects; he received an award for his work on the installation of Franklin's historic lighting from "bridge to bridge", and along with the "Franklin Lamplighters", he received a Commendation from the NH Governor in 2008. Chuck became a self-employed Real Estate Appraiser and owner and managed several rental properties in Franklin for many years. He was often seen with his wife in his mother's restored bahama blue 1955 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
Chuck married his wife, Christine "Tina" (Bartz) in 1978. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Wayne C. Farmer, Sr in 2008. He leaves his wife Christine of Franklin; daughter, Elizabeth M. Gates of Belmont; son, Shane C. Farmer of St. Augustine, FL, and five grandchildren, Brittany Farmer of Orlando, FL, Brian Bozek, Kodey Converse, Riley Converse and Kaylee Converse, all of Meredith; also a step granddaughter, Samantha Hart of Scottsdale AZ
He also leaves a nephew, Wayne C. Farmer Jr of Franklin and niece, Susan Magoon of Northfield .
He leaves 3 half brothers, Bruce, Brian and Craig Farmer and 4 half sisters, Lisa, Angie, Erica and Nichole. He also leaves many more good friends and loving relatives. Chuck was a big Pats fan his whole life. He was a woodworker and enjoyed traveling, including many cruises with his wife.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Franklin Cemetery, Thompson Park, in Franklin. A celebration of Chuck's life will follow the service that day at the Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE #1280, Central St. in Franklin from 12 PM to 4:00 PM. The event will include a table of donated items to be raffled off for the benefit of the Payson Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Assoc.
Those wishing may make contributions in Chuck's name to the Payson Center at 250 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301 or the CRVNA and Hospice at 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.