Farmer, PAUL EVERETT. A prayer service will be held Thusday at the Hughes Funeral Home-Buckner Chapel from 5-7pm. Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10:00am at the DFW National Cemetery. Mr. Farmer died at his residence on Sunday evening. He was born September 28, 1923 in Hugo, Oklahoma., the son of William Pleasant and Sallie Alice Cooper Farmer. Mr. Farmer was a communication pioneer in Radio and Telephone. He first started as a Studio Engineer at the Odessa Broadcasting Company. He then went onto the KRLH Radio station in Midland as a Transmitter Operator. Mr. Farmer installed transmitter controls for several television stations throughout Texas for KFJZ-TV , KTVT-TV, and KRBC-TV. His professional affiliations included Telephone Pioneers, Member of the Armed Forces National Association of Radio Engineers, Past Member Institute of Radio Engineers, and Past Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.. Mr. Farmers' military service included the branches of U.S. Army,(4 years) U.S. Air Force,(3 years) U.S. Navy, (4 years) and U.S. Civil Air Patrol (15 years) During the Tehran, Iran Mr. Farmer was held hostage while working with American Bell International. President Reagan was instrumental in obtaining the release of the hostages. He went on to become a Senior Engineer with Northern Electric Company in Saudi Arabia from August 1979 to June 1985. Mr. Farmer retired from Southwestern Bell Companies after 33 years either as a Manager with Transmission Engineering or the Plant Labs. He served as a Technical Training Supervisor with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Survivors include wife of 22 years, Chorsayan Farmer 3 Daughters: Paula Roger Sally Malaney Wetona LaRue Five Grandchildren He was preceded in death by a son: Phillip Farmer in 2000. Hughes Funeral Home Buckner Chapel 2615 S. Buckner Blvd. Dallas Texas 75227 214-388-0444
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Hughes Funeral Homes
2615 South Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227
Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 12, 2005