Kenneth H. Farmer

August 3, 1932 - March 29, 2023

08/03/1932 - 03/29/2023

Past Services

Friday March 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Kenneth H. Farmer, age 90, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on March 29, 2023.

Kenneth was born on August 3, 1932 to Marvin and Sarah Farmer in Coeburn, VA. After high school, he joined the United States Army for several years, serving in Korea. Eventually, he went on to work for Ford Motor Company, retiring as a superintendent after 43 years. He met his wife, Elizabeth Farmer, while working for her uncle’s tractor and lawn company. They married on Valentine’s Day 41 years ago.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was predeceased by his brother, Douglas and daughter, Vonda.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Elizabeth; sister, Ann; brothers, Ray and Larry; daughters, Brenda, Barbara, and Vicky; son, Kevin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special great-grandson that he raised, DaKarri Alex Russell.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 6-8 PM at 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Burial services will be private. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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Susan Fowler
2 months ago

RIP Mr Farmer
You were a wonderful dental patient at the Smile Center
and I am glad I got to know you over the years. You will be missed by many. Prayers to the Farmer family during this time.

Errol Jennings
2 months ago

I got to know Ken and family when Dakarri and my grandson Hayden were at Norfolk Christian school. While at his home we walked and talked along the water, he fed the fish and turtles that ate out of his hand. We looked at cars that he owned for several years that were new condition. I will always be glad that we had that opportunity to spend time together.

Carroll Nixon
2 months ago

Kenneth was one of a kind. I had the pleasure of working for him in the Trim department in our early years with Ford. Had a great sense of humor and always had something going on.
The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Kenneth H. Farmer, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Kenneth H. Farmer, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Robin Colvin
2 months ago

Bidding farewell to the hardest working man I know. As neighbors for 36 years, not a day went by and you weren’t fixing, trimming, cutting or helping someone else do so. Now you can finally get some rest. We’re going to miss you Mr. Farmer. Just know that we’re here for Elizabeth and DaKarri. Thank you for the memories…

Greg Wilda
2 months ago

Good-by to my Number One Lawn-Mower Mechanic and Great Neighbor.