In memory of
Louis Rhodes (D.D.) Farmer
In memory of
Louis Rhodes (D.D.) Farmer
Farmer, Louis Rhodes (D.D.) 2/12/1938 - 2/1/2016 Ypsilanti, MI Louis departed this life at his home in Ypsilanti, MI on February 1, 2016. Born in Lynchburg, VA the youngest child of Roxie Dabney Farmer and Robert Farmer. He is survived by two sisters, and a sister-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Louis moved to the Michigan area in 1956 to live with an aunt and uncle. He was employed at the UofM from 1956-1969 interrupted by a tour of military duty from 1961-1963. After an honorable discharge, he continued employment while pursuing his education earning a Masters of Arts in 1970 from Eastern Michigan University and was awarded a teaching certificate. He taught at W.J. Maxey Boys Training School, Whitmore Lake from 1969-1971 and Cassidy Lake Technical School, Chelsea from 1971-1988 when he retire. He also served as associate director of Project Upward Bound Eastern Michigan University 1990-1991. His passions were traveling, music reading, winter and summer sports after his retirement he took many trips abroad utilizing the foreign languages he spoke fluently. A Birthday Celebration that had been planned by his friends was held at Los Amigos, Michigan Ave (his favorite meeting place) on Feb. 12th where he was affectionately called "The Mayor". Louis was deeply loved by all who knew him.
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In memory of
Louis Rhodes (D.D.) Farmer
Farmer, Louis Rhodes (D.D.) 2/12/1938 - 2/1/2016 Ypsilanti, MI Louis departed this life at his home in Ypsilanti, MI on February 1, 2016. Born in Lynchburg, VA the youngest child of Roxie Dabney Farmer and Robert Farmer. He is survived by two sisters, and a sister-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Louis moved to the Michigan area in 1956 to live with an aunt and uncle. He was employed at the UofM from 1956-1969 interrupted by a tour of military duty from 1961-1963. After an honorable discharge, he continued employment while pursuing his education earning a Masters of Arts in 1970 from Eastern Michigan University and was awarded a teaching certificate. He taught at W.J. Maxey Boys Training School, Whitmore Lake from 1969-1971 and Cassidy Lake Technical School, Chelsea from 1971-1988 when he retire. He also served as associate director of Project Upward Bound Eastern Michigan University 1990-1991. His passions were traveling, music reading, winter and summer sports after his retirement he took many trips abroad utilizing the foreign languages he spoke fluently. A Birthday Celebration that had been planned by his friends was held at Los Amigos, Michigan Ave (his favorite meeting place) on Feb. 12th where he was affectionately called "The Mayor". Louis was deeply loved by all who knew him.
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