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Lyman ‘Buck’ Farrow

Lyman “Buck” Farrow of Jackson, passed away Saturday night at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by family and friends.

In the late 1950s, Buck was married to Patricia Bledsoe, where he fathered his children Anthony “Tony” Farrow, Tamera “Tammy” Baremore, Tina Roberts, and Timothy Farrow. He was a loving father who worked tirelessly to provide for his children. Years later on May 5th, 1978, he got remarried, this time to his now wife Billie Jean Kimbel. Together they raised her son Mark Allen from age 8.

As his children grew, they blessed him with several grandchildren who each brought a special joy to his heart.

Buck was an ornery man, who never met a stranger because he knew just about everyone in this area. He never had a task he couldn’t figure out or a job he couldn’t get done. From working 22 years for the Missouri Barge Line, owning his own sawmill in southern Illinois, to driving a semi, Buck knew a little bit of everything. One of his true passions was fishing, whether it was on a commercial boat or johnboat on the Mississippi River, even off of a pier in Florida, you could always catch him with a line in the water. He also enjoyed being a pilot and owned several small planes throughout his adult life. He was an avid animal lover, leg puller, and storyteller. In his old age he dedicated his life to being the caretaker for his wife Billie. He was a devoted husband, friend, and Father.

He leaves behind his wife of 43 years Billie Jean Kimbel-Farrow of Jackson, three children, Tim, St. Louis, Tina, St. Louis, and Mark, Tucson, AZ; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, John and Lillie Kramer-Farrow, three of his children, Tony, Tammy, and an infant son David, as well as five siblings.

Lyman asked for no services because he didn’t believe in people crying over him; instead the family asks that you send any donations to the Lutheran Home Hospice for their amazing care in his final days.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjedit@socket.net.

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