Clyde Ray Farmer, most well-known as PawPaw to everyone, was born April 22, 1940. He attended Caddo Community School in Ida, Louisiana, and finished his high school years at North Caddo high in Vivian, Louisiana. He worked hard all of his life in the oilfield to provide for his family, all the way up to the day he retired.
On June 23, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart. He was a devoted husband, father, PawPaw, and most of all a man of God. In his early years at his church he was the music director. Later on he became a deacon. He was truly an example to follow! As a father he was the best, always teaching his son right from wrong, but it didn’t stop there. Both his grandson, Garrett Ray Farmer, and his granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Farmer, learned many things from him.
Hunting and fishing were his favorite hobbies until his grandson, Garrett, talked him into becoming a volunteer firefighter. With his grandson being a professional firefighter it was a big encouragement to him. He didn’t stop there either! After a year or so he became a board member for Caddo Fire District 8.
There are no words to express the love for God and family that Clyde Farmer had. He never met a stranger, and if you were one, it wouldn’t be long before you would call him a friend. I have to say, as his son I had the best dad, friend, teacher, and most of all a true example of what it takes to be a man.
From the family of Clyde Ray “PawPaw” Farmer, we love you and miss you every day. Until we see you again, Rest In Peace.