MORRIS DALE FARMER Friday, May 24, 1935 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Morris Dale Farmer went home to be with the Lord on April 12, 2017 in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on May 24, 1935 in Aztec, New Mexico, and lived throughout New Mexico for most of his life.

He was a proud member of the United States Army and served in France. He moved to Missouri with his family in 2007. Dale was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed gardening, oil painting, and pitching softball. He was known to always be ready with a story or a slice of homemade bread. Most of all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Washington Farmer; his mother, Cora Katherine (Gibbs) Farmer; three brothers, Arthur “Ott” Farmer, James “Jack” Farmer, and Charles “Charlie” Farmer; and two sisters, Mary Farmer and Alma Farmer.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane Kay (Robison) Farmer; a son, Steven Farmer and wife Eunice; a daughter, Linda Kay (Farmer) Moseley and husband Ken; a son, David Allen Farmer and wife Sharon; and daughter, Karen Lynn (Farmer) Faifer and husband Jerry; grandchildren, Ryan Moseley and wife Andrian, Kayla (Moseley) Westfall and husband Zachery, Michael Farmer and wife Brieanna, Chelsea (Farmer) Williams and husband Tylor, Shelby Farmer, Kolyn Farmer, Kory Farmer, Jerrett Faifer, Taylor Farmer, and Amanda Faifer; great-grandsons, Brayden Moseley, Marcus Dale Westfall, and Jackson Westfall; and innumerable other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 in the Clever Christian Church, 201 W. Carpenter, Clever, Missouri 65631. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Service Details: The family will hold a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 in the Clever Christian Church, 201 W. Carpenter, Clever, Missouri 65631. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

Your family have my sincere condolences. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. But know that God will surround and comfort you at this difficult time. He is aware of your pain and he cares for you.. 1st Peter 5:7.
Diane and family, So sorry to hear about Uncle Dale's passing. I have many fond memories of him as I was growing up. My prayers and deepest sympathy go to you and your family.
Dale Farmer is my best friend Linda's father. I have known him almost my entire life. He set the bar high for how to be a good human being. He was the father that everyone wanted to have. The neighborhood kids, including me, loved to be at he and his wife Diane's house because we all felt safe and welcome there. Dale was an example of how to live your life: to laugh, to love, to respect others, to ask for help when you needed it, and to give help when you could. He was a man of God, a man one could respect and trust, and a man that anyone who knew him will not ever forget. Dale taught me how to garden and I planted a garden at 11 years old. He taught me about softball, football, and going to church. He interacted with his family and his kid's friends a lot while we were growing up. He was the ultimate husband, father, grandfather, neighbor, friend, role model, and mentor. He was a good man- one who demonstrated how to live a full life. I will never forget Dale Farmer as long as I live because he shaped my life in so many ways. Prayers to his family at this time. There is no doubt where your loved one is right now, no doubt at all. He is in Heaven watching over all of us.
I had the privilege of knowing Dale for 25+ years and am proud to have called him my friend. He always had a hunting or fishing story and more often than not, shared a joke or two throughout the years. Dale had many talents, one of which was painting. My wife showed him a picture we had taken on vacation, and he brought it back to life by painting it. It hangs in our bedroom and I always think of Dale when I look at it. I recall how proud he was of his garden and how he had brought seeds and grew green chile plants in Missouri from NM. He is missed, but his legacy will live on through his family.    
Steve, Eunice and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God fill you with His peace and surround you with His comfort as you grieve. May The Lord supply you with His great love and hope as you think of seeing your dad again in eternity.