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Mose Farmer

May 26, 1936 — July 14, 2017

Mose Farmer

Mose Farmer, Jr. was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Mose Farmer, Sr. and Lille Bell Farmer and reared in the Grasseli Heights area. He accepted Christ at the tender age of eight at Springfield Baptist Church in Oxmoor, Alabama under the pastorate care of Reverend King. Later in life he joined 6th Avenue Baptist Church where he was an avid member. He was a Wenonah High School graduate Class of 1957 and continued his education receiving a certificate in upholstery from Wenonah Trade School.  Mose served this country with diligence and honor enlisting in the United States Army. He bravely fought in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. Upon his return he worked as a butler and chauffer for the Engell family for over fifty years; he was just like family to them and worked until his health began to decline. He was also employed at Stockham Valve as a machinist and retired after thirty years of service. In 1983, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Bates, they were united in holy matrimony on December 16, 1984. During his pastime he enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards, watching sports but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was called home on Friday, July 14, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He was preceded in death by: son, Rudy Owen Farmer and brother, Tommie Farmer. He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted and loving wife, Mary Ann Farmer; daughter, Regina Farmer; son, Willie Morgan Bates, Jr. (Loretta); sister, Mary Ellen Salter (Johnnie); grandchildren, Ebone Farmer, Logan Allen Bates, and Kendall Bates; nieces, Brenda (Newleirt) and Karmeletta Young (Jimmy); nephews, Eric (Jamila) Singleton, Bernard (Dorothy) Farmer, Leonard  Farmer and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Visitation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Laura Chambers Funeral Chapel

2527 9th Avenue North, Bessemer, AL 35020

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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