PRINCETON — Joe W. Farmer, 67, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at his home in Princeton.

He was born April 19, 1951 in Princeton, to Russell and Joyce (Sinkhorn) Farmer Jr. He graduated from Wood Memorial High School in 1969. Joe was a machinist at Hurst Corp. for 20 years, retiring in 2013. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era and then served in the National Guard for 18 years. He attended the White River Baptist Church. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges in Princeton and was a former member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Farmer of Princeton; four sons, Matthew and Kevin Farmer of Boston, Massachusetts, Tommy Robertson (Jennie) of Petersburg and Richie Robertson (Amy) of Panama City, Florida; six grandchildren, Crystal Robertson, AngelLè Lewis, Jamie Norris, Aiden Robertson, Vincent Ritchie and Conner Farmer; five great grandchildren, Mekhi, Amani, Olivia, Avalyn and Ashton; brothers, Gary Farmer (Shara) of Williamsburg, Virginia and Carl Farmer (Wanda) of Corydon; and sisters, Ann Wilkison (Danny) of Buckskin and Kathy Wilson (Steve) of Corydon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Kurtis Robinson.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Jonathan Ryser. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 until service time on Friday at Colvin Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Military services by Retired Military Veterans are planned at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle in memory of Joe at

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