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Scott La Rue Farmer

March 18, 1936 — May 23, 2024



Scott LaRue “Scotty” Farmer, age 88, died May 23, 2024 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Lakeshore Methodist Church in Byram, MS. Visitation will begin at 10am and the service will be held at 11am.

Scotty was born in Jackson, MS, on March 18, 1936 to the late Carl Farmer and Annie Mae Harper. He lived in Hinds County his entire life, except for the 2 1/2 years he was stationed in Japan while serving in the United States Air Force.

He was a graduate of Central High School and attended Mississippi College. He was also an athlete who played shortstop in the first televised baseball game in the state of Mississippi at old League Park, which is now the site of the Jackson fairgrounds and Coliseum.  Scotty loved baseball and continued to play softball until he was in his 50’s. 

Scotty worked for Delta Airlines for 32 years, first at Hawkins Field and retiring at Jackson-Evers Airport. He worked as a member of the operations crew for the last commercial flight at the old airport and for the first commercial flight at the new one. After retiring from Delta, he worked an additional 20 years with his lifelong best friend, Howard Buford, at Buford Plumbing. 

Scotty enjoyed watching sports, particularly football, and cheered for all the Mississippi teams. Of course, he had to cheer for Ole Miss at Egg Bowl time!

He was a long time member of Lakeshore Methodist Church where he served as an usher and member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Stewards over the years. Scotty was an extremely generous man of integrity, honor, and high moral values. He was a committed and faithful Christian whose belief in the Lord never wavered. His sense of humor and love for jokes were well known, as were his kind heart and forgiving nature. It was rare to see him without a smile. 

He met his wife Joyce, while both worked for Delta Airlines. He worked in Operations; she worked in Reservations. He decided she was going to be his wife after seeing her for the first time, despite not having met. Two and a half weeks and three dates later, on March 21, 1969, they were married. Scotty always said that God intended for them to be together, which they were, until his last breath. 

Scotty was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Mae Harper, father, Carl Farmer, brothers, Vernon Farmer and Carl Farmer Jr., sister, Dorothy Lewis, and stepfather, John D. Harper, who loved Scotty like his own son and was loved as a father in return.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Welsh Farmer, his daughters, Anne Marie Pope of Florence, MS, Aimee L. Covington and Andrea Farmer Herrington of Jackson, MS, and son in law Cody Herrington of Jackson, MS. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Scott Pope, Clint Covington, and Grace Webb, as well as his great-grandchildren, Freya Covington, Lila Pope, and Gabriel Pope, plus many nieces and nephews. 

Scotty was a wonderful son, husband, and father who loved all of his family deeply, and he will be sorely missed. 
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