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Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Farmer

Ronald “Ronnie” William Farmer passed away Jan. 6, 2021, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.

He was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Bogalusa, and was a resident of Angie.

Ronnie was a 1958 graduate of Bogalusa High School, where he was named “Best Dressed” of his graduating class, and also attended Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss.

Ronnie also served in the National Guard for seven years. This is where he first gained his love for boxing and gained his Golden Glove.

Ronnie was employed at the Bogalusa Fire Department, where he proudly served his city as Captain, retiring after 33 years.

He was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Bogalusa.

Ronnie had a love for the country, where you could always find him gardening or working diligently in his yard to always keep it pristine clean!

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he had a passion for arrowhead hunting and bird watching.

“Papa” or “Uncle Ronnie,” as most people knew him, loved being on his back porch with his chew of Levi Garrett, watching flying squirrels, hummingbirds, hawks or owls, always explaining to his children and grandchildren how great God’s creatures were.

Many evenings he spent in his back-porch rocking chair, enjoying visits and sharing old stories from his past with his family.

His favorite topic of conversation was making sure his kids, grandkids and family had Jesus in their heart!

He was preceded in death by his wife Judy Thomas Farmer; his parents, Bennie and Evelyn Farmer; a brother, Bennie Glynn Farmer; and a nephew and niece, Ben-g and Suzette Farmer.

He is survived by his children, Chanel Farmer Sandifer, Lane (Teya) Farmer, Rhonda (Gene) Musser and Glen “Chip” (Renae) Gulliot; his grandchildren, Macon Sandifer, Saxon and Oaklyn Farmer, Summer (Chuck) Babin, Danyelle (Adam) Wallace and Matt Musser; his sister, Gayla Strickland; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ronnie also leaves behind his wife Judy Farmer’s family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at Highland Baptist Church in Bogalusa on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, all proceeds can be made to Highland Baptist Church.

Condolences may be shared on the Poole-Ritchie website at www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.