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Tyrone Farmer

January 5, 1941 — November 13, 2023

Tyrone C. Farmer, 82, of rural Brule, passed away at his home south of town on November 13, 2023.

Ty was born in Big Springs, Nebraska, on January 5, 1941, to Lloyd James and Augusta "Minnie" Marie (Meyer) Farmer. His life was marked by a remarkable work ethic and a profound transformation of faith.

Ty excelled as a welder, a craft he honed over many years. His hands, large and calloused from years of hard work, were a testament to his dedication and skill in his trade. Ty also spent a good amount of time farming and working in the gas industry. No matter what Ty was doing, from welding, driving a truck, closing a well, or sitting on a swather, he was committed to the task at hand.

Ty was known for his rugged exterior, which concealed a deeply loving and endearing nature. His stories to his friends often began with his signature phrase, "Now I ain't lying..." Despite his outward gruffness, those who knew him, experienced his genuine warmth and willingness to help anyone in need.

A highlight of Ty's life was his whirlwind romance with Patricia Marie Hitchcock. They married on July 20, 1978, after having known each other for a week. Their chance meeting in Lemoyne blossomed into a lifelong partnership. Together, they made their home in Brule, where they enjoyed raising miniature horses.

Ty had a passion for firearms and loved to go shooting. As a result, one of Ty's other great hobbies was reloading ammunition.

Later in life, Ty experienced a profound conversion and chose to be baptized and embrace faith in Christ. With this decision came a significant transformation, enriching his life and relationships in meaningful ways.

Ty was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia in 2021, his son James in 2021, his son-in-law Richard Brewster, and his brothers Larry and Gary Farmer.

Survivors include his children: Paul Farmer of Letcher, SD, Jennifer (Scott) Hovarter of Denver, CO, Samantha Farmer of Brule, Connie (Tim) Barrett of North Platte, Laurie (Scott) Cooper of Bradford, IA, and daughter-in-law Anna Scollard of Apple Valley, CA. Survivors also include his 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in Ty's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 10 am at the Brule Cemetery, with Pastor Bobby Brueggeman officiating.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside for Tyrone Farmer

Saturday, November 18, 2023

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