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In Memory of

Richard Allen Farmen

October 14, 1951 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Richard "Dick" Farmen, 63, of Surgoinsville, TN passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman R. and Jeanne H. Farmen of Rochester, New York; and his mother and father-in-law, Edna E. and Thomas H. Francisco, Jr. of Kingsport, TN. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Mary Anne Francisco Farmen; his Yorkshire terrier, Maxmillian Alistair; and his cat, Marmalade Monkey. Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Gary White of Surfside...

Richard "Dick" Farmen, 63, of Surgoinsville, TN passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman R. and Jeanne H. Farmen of Rochester, New York; and his mother and father-in-law, Edna E. and Thomas H. Francisco, Jr. of Kingsport, TN. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Mary Anne Francisco Farmen; his Yorkshire terrier, Maxmillian Alistair; and his cat, Marmalade Monkey. Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Gary White of Surfside Beach, South Carolina; his brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sharon Farmen of Lincoln, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard retired from Eastman Chemical Company where he worked for many years in the financial division. He was working in Corporate Tax at the time of his retirement. After retirement, he assisted his wife in her real estate business. He co-founded 1 STOP PROPERTY SHOP, LLC to provide personalized service for clients.

Richard was born on October 14, 1951 in Rochester, New York. He attended private schools there until he graduated from high school. Thereafter, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Business and Accounting. Dick was athletic; he golfed, participated in tri-athlete competitions, was an avid runner, and enjoyed square dancing with his wife. His pets were very dear to his heart; he gave lifetime homes and medical care to many homeless cats. He was a kind, loving person who lived his life sincerely trying never to cause harm to anyone.

Dick had a confirmed belief in God and his family takes comfort knowing that he is with the Lord in a beautiful, peaceful place where there is no more pain. Special thanks is given for Teresa Jervis and Kim Gentry who have offered friendship, support and spiritual guidance throughout Richard's illness.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

A private graveside service to be held at a later date.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 4997 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, TN is honored to serve the family of Richard "Dick" Farmen. Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com.