James Ewell Farmer Sr. of Vernon Hill passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on April 2, 1946 and was 74 years of age. He was the son of the late Maynard Ewell Farmer and the late Evelyn Hall Farmer. He was married Jean Price Farmer, who survives.

He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a United States Marine Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

James Ewell Farmer Sr. is survived by his wife, Jean Price Farmer of the home; his children, Sharon Denise Farmer of Halifax, Jamie Farmer (Beth) of Alton, Robbie Farmer of Vernon Hill, Andy Farmer of Vernon Hill and Ronnie “Teddy Bear” Farmer of Vernon Hill; five grandchildren, Evelyn Farmer, Jay Farmer, Jasmine Trent, Damian Trent and Anaya Anderson; one sister, Betty Ware.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Whitfield and Florence Gery.

A memorial service with Military Rites will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Holmes officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home, 9049 Mountain Rd., Vernon Hill.

For memorials, consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.