Charles Nolan Farmer, age 87, passed away at his home on Friday, December 16, 2022. He was born on September 4, 1935, to the late Albert and Alta Stiltner Farmer in Grundy, Va. Charles furthered his education by attending Va. Tech and Virginia Highlands Community College. Aside from the time in school, he spent most of his life in Grundy, prior to moving to Abingdon in the mid-1980’s. In his professional life in Grundy, Charles was a mine operator. However, Charles was always a craftsman. Upon moving to Abingdon, he decided to build his own house, though he had never done that kind of construction before. He studied and learned about home building and embarked on a 3-year journey of building. He cut and milled all the oak wood used in flooring, cabinets, and trim. He passed in the home that he built with his own hands.
Charles will be remembered as being a perfectionist and a very articulate person. These are the benefits gleaned from being an avid reader, doer and crossword puzzle master. He never lost a game of Scrabble.
In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a brother, Zack.
He is survived by his son Charles T. “Charlie” Farmer and grandchildren Cagney Rhey and Nolan Ray.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Charles’ life will be Thursday, January 5th at 3 p.m. at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Minister Craig Barber officiating.
The family of Charles Nolan Farmer is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, Main Street location, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Va., 276-623-2700.