Farmer, Jr. Sept 7, 1921 - Oct 31, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Lester Allan Farmer, Jr., 91, was born September 7, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Lester A. and Zella Goble Farmer. He attended school at Kendall, Wilson, and Tulsa Central (class of 1938), the University of Oklahoma (Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity), and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. While attending OU, Lester met the love of his life, Dorothy Lee (Dee) Manion. They were married for 63 years. During World War II, Lester served time in the SW Pacific and later retired from the USAR Reserve with the Rank of lieutenant colonel. He worked for many years in the oil industry, first for Carter Oil Company and then as a land executive for Exxon and its affiliates in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Lester's career led him and Dee to a lifetime of travel. In addition to Oklahoma City, among the places they called home include Shreveport, Tulsa, New Orleans, Midland, Houston, Austin, New York City, Havana, Guatemala City, Rio de Janeiro, and London. Lester was a member of the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club and the English-Speaking Union. Lester was a voracious reader and had a keen wit. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Farmer; and is survived by his sister, Marilyn Farmer Heiny, of Evergreen, CO, and her sons, James, Andrew, and Robert Broaddus; and his special friend, Gladys London. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, through Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper. A Private Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Services will be, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at All Souls' Episcopal Church.
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Published in The Oklahoman from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2012