Ben Farmer

February 17, 1964 ‒ September 18, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Ben Farmer, 51, of Galion passed away September 18, 2015 at Hospice House of North Central Ohio.

Born February 17, 1964 in Painsville he was the son of the late Donald Gene Farmer and Linda (Damron) Farmer Hall of Massillon. He married Rebecca (Lafever) Farmer on December 16, 2003 and she survives.

He attended Perrysburg High School and worked as a certified HVAC technician. Ben has lived in Palm Bay, Florida, then Dayton where he met and married Rebecca, then moved to Richmond, Virginia and has resided in Galion the past three years. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. Ben was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and son and he cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his mother and wife he is also survived by his children, Jamie McNamara of Piqua, Jennifer Farmer of Findlay, Robert (Ashley) Farmer of Sidney, Jeremy Davis of Dayton, Jefferson (Chelsea) Davis of Dayton, Augustine Davis of Richmond, Va. and Josey Davis in the United States Marine Corp; 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild and sisters, Becky (Jerry) Perlaky of Massillon, Beverly (Tom) Bulen of Butler, Donna (Reece) Baker of Pikeville, Ky., Karen (John) Kelly of Lexington, Ky. and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 20, with Pastor Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio in care of the funeral home or online to

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ben Farmer, and condolences may be made to them at

  • My deepest sympathy to Rebecca Farmer and family for your loss. He fought a good fight and there is laid up for him a treasure beyond words. I am praying for you Linda, Karen, and the sisters at this great loss. In His Service, Mary Margaret Brown

  • My deepest sympathy to Karen and all the family. I pray that God would wrap you in his loving arms and bring the comfort that only he can. May each of you find peace in the promises of the Lord. “But, as it is written, “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”(1 Corinthians 2:9) He has laid down this life and is forever in the presence of the Lord. God bless you all today and in the days ahead.

    • We take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering or in pain. We know Ben is in a better place and we will meet again. Thank you for the warm thoughts.

    • Robin,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. Your willingness to pray for him will never be forgotten.

  • I am so Sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members in this time of need.

    • As he told us many times, you are loved. He was loved more than he knew. We miss him immensely but know he is in daddy’s arms smiling down in us.

  • im so sorry for you loss i didnt know ben that long but long enough to know he was an awsome person please keep you head up and know hes watching you with a smile on his face

    • He suffered for a long time and was so strong. He smiled through some very difficult times for the rest of us. He is missed but we take comfort in knowing he is no longer struggling in pain. Thank you.

  • God never puts more on your shoulders than you can handle, I pray for the Lord to ease your pain and comfort you. But don’t give up hope one day God’s willing ,you will see Ben again love aunt linda and hope

    • We all share the faith we will see him again. That and knowing his pain is no longer is what provides us some comfort. Thank you for the warm thoughts.

  • Becky, Jamie, Jennifer, Robert, Jeremy, Jefferson, Augustine and Josey, we are so, so sorry for you loss. Though I never met Ben (or many of you), I saw how much he loved you all through Becky’s Facebook. As a wife, I don’t want to imagine what this feels like. As a daughter, I don’t want to experience it either. I am lifting all of you up in my prayers. Ben fought a hard fight and I know you all have one of the strongest angels on your side. I love you, Bec….if there’s anything you need……

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Ben , I’ve heard nothing but good things about him . I know he’s in a better place and hes free from cancer & no longer in pain…. R.I.P. Ben , gone but forever in our hearts….

    • Thank you for the thoughts. He was a very strong and caring individual. He suffered through a lot and did his best to prepare and care for all of us. He will always remain in our heart and while we share a pain for our loss we know he is in a better place. Thank you.

  • Praying for Ben’s family to feel God’s comfort through this time of loss. The love he gave and received was so obvious in this beautiful memorial!

    Deepest sympathy,
    The Steinbergs

    • Thank you. He was so strong and went through more than what most of us could imagine. He was loved as much as he loved. We take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.

    • Sharon and Dick,
      Your kind words mean the world to us. Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to us during this difficult time. Sharon – I know you prayed for Ben while he was sick and I will always remember that. Thank you!

  • To family of Ben, may you know how sorry we are for your loss. We are so glad we had an opportunity to meet Ben and many family members while visiting with Karen, John and Blake. He was indeed a loved man by all who knew him and will be deeply missed. May God surround you with his love and the knowledge that we will meet again.

  • So sorry for your loss he was a great husband ,friend and father. Love and prayers to you and all your family. Love always Paula

    • Thank you for the warm words and great he was. He did love as much as he was loved. We take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.

  • my thoughts & prayers are with you-all im so sorry I know he is heaven now watchin over all his beautiful children

  • Ben was truly a great man one of the best students I have ever had the pleasure to know and he shared his love for his family with everyone. We are very sorry for your loss you and your family will be in our prayers.

    • He always jumped in 150% no matter what he did. He spoke often of his schooling while working full-time and caring for his family. We heard many stories about him falling asleep with the books on his chest and he would get up and do the same tomorrow. His reward is heaven and we believe we will see him again. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Ben may your wings fly high in the sky like the eagles. I still remember the day Becky meet you she had stars in her eyes as she still does. When you went to school so you could have a carrier to better support your loved ones. We had lots of good times then you moved and all I could do is still talk on phone and FB. You were a great friend and I will miss you dearly, glad you had a great life and so many people that loved you. I will be looking for you wings to fly up in the sky when I look up. Thank you for always taken care of Becky and loving her and her children she never loved anyone like she has you and will always love you dearly. I know you loved your Family more then the stars in the sky. You had beautiful children that gave you the blessing of grandchildren that will carry your memory on. God Bless Your Mom! God Bless Your Family! I love you and will miss you my Friend. Till I fly high in the sky beside you rest in peace. I promise to due my best to take care of your girl. In Loving Memory Lora.

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with the family today and everyday. Praying for God to send you peace and comfort in your time of need. May God carry you all the way until you are able to walk on your own again, and give you strength to face each new day that God gives you without Ben. Nick wanted to tell you all of the many good memories of Ben from the age of one to ten and many more after that. He will be missed by many, special thoughts to his wife and kids, mother and sisters. And all those that loved him. With love Nick and Dee

    • Thank you for the kind words, prayers, and memories. We take comfort in knowing he is in a better place and we will see him again. Love you.

  • praying for peace and comfort for each of you.You could see the love on your faces as you posted precious pictures on facebook…keep your memories alive and in the days to come you might be able to look back and smile at the times you spent together.

    • Thank you. We have so many wonderful memories and shared a lifetime of love. He is no longer suffering and his pain is gone. We are grateful and thank your for your prayers.

  • Love, thoughts, and prayers from us to you Becky. May he rest easily, with comfort. Amber, Debbie, David Howard.

    Dylan & Kids (Kennedy)

  • Thoughts & prayers with the Farmer family-I’m so sorry for your loss. Just remember the good times & know that he is looking down from heaven, watching over you!

    • And we take comfort in knowing he is still watching over us but he is in a better place. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come. I send my love and prayers and for God to give you comfort during this hard time. Praying for the Farmer family. Love, N8cole

  • Dear Karen and family,
    You are in my prayers and thoughts as you travel this road of life’s journey. May Gods grace give you peace and assurance for all you did and gave for Ben while on this earth- he needed more and God will provide for him now. Rest knowing you loved and cared for him and he loved you back! May the sweet memories soften the pain of loss. Hilda

    • Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. This is a difficult road but we also believe he is in a better place and we will meet again.

    • Thank you Hilda. I hope you are aware how much your friendships means to me. You are an inspiration to many. I love you my friend.

  • So very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Ben.My prayers are with you and your family now and in the days to come.I was truly blessed to have met Ben and you and will miss his sweet smile.Loved viewing the video and seeing him with his family.Love, Belinda Kamann

  • Karen and Family,
    May God wrap you in his arms as you go through this challenge of living. You can look forward to seeing the smile on his face when you meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Thank you so much Jean. Your kind words mean the world to us. I know you understand the loss of a sibling…love you my friend.

  • Rebecca,
    I knew Ben such a short time but felt his strength everyday. My deepest sympathy for your loss. We know Ben has no more pain and that is to be thankful for. May God bless you. I know you had a strong love,remember the good times.

    • Thank you for the prayers and thoughts. We will miss him but are grateful he is no longer suffering. He was strong for a long time.