Clyde Ralph “Magoo” Farmer Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Washington, Missouri on November 18, 1960 to Clyde R. and Myrtle M. (McGeorge) Farmer and passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the age of 60 years.
He grew up and attended school in Bourbon, Missouri and graduated from Bourbon High School, Class of 1979.
After graduation, Magoo married Peggy Bouse.
Magoo worked several jobs, serving in many different roles. He was known as a jack of all trades. Magoo worked in the construction industry, welding, trucking and belt splicing. However, he found his true passion in farming. He was his happiest when he was working in the hayfield. As a teenager, he used the hayfield as a means to spend time with Peggy while he was working for her father.
At the age of 16, Magoo began serving as a volunteer firefighter and continued to for many years. He also served on the Bourbon Fire Board up until he moved out of the county.
He was an avid sports fan, and especially loved Bourbon High School basketball. Many of the athletes from Bourbon will remember the chant, “What time is it? Hoop time!” Magoo was always outspoken and made sure to keep the refs in line. Outside of work and sports, he loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Myrtle Farmer; two sisters, Nancy and Debbie; one nephew, Chad Gerber; one great nephew, Riley Gerber; in-laws, Carl and Rosetta Bouse; one brother-in-law, Charlie Bouse; and one sister-in-law, Annabelle Bouse.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Peggy Farmer of Bourbon, Missouri; three daughters, Laura Craig and husband John of Sullivan, Missouri, Heather Ziegler and husband Walter of Cuba, Missouri and Ashley Farmer-Campbell and husband Greg of Sullivan, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Carsyn Ziegler, Lillie Craig, Jayson Campbell, Jacklyn Craig, Wyatt Farmer, Emmy Hawkins, Madison Campbell, Harper Ziegler and Caroline Campbell; four sisters, Vickie Bates and husband David of Rolla, Missouri, Anna Biggins and husband Mike of Sullivan, Missouri, Myra Ruff of Green Forest, Arkansas and Sarah Farmer of Frontenac, Missouri; special friends, Bill and Cyndee Boever; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Mary Avizenis officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.