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“One of the best "bus drivers". Just part of a family "on the road", but John went the "extra mile" to keep us all safe. He loved his blue "Citadel...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Alice Heckle - Lexington, SC

“My heartfelt prayers are with your family. I remember Johnny from my childhood days. He lived next door to us on Charlotte St. He was good friends...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Anne dENNIS - gOOSE cREEK, SC

Capitol Tours Staff picture from 2009 “John loved driving buses! He loved his travelers and the places he went! He love America! He loved his country! We will miss him. He was a...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Capitol Tours - West Columbia, SC

“Gonna Miss you John. It was a pleasure getting to know you and learn from you! After you retired I kept in touch and enjoyed hearing stories about...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ricky Younginer - Friend

“Sorry to hear of Mr. John's passing. He was a great bus driver and friend. He and Miss Sandy were 2 very special people. He will be with Miss...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Velda Howard - Lexington, SC

“We had a lot of good times with John as he drove us all around the USA on Capital Tours bus trips. He will be missed.Love,Carolyn and Deedee Dukes ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn/Deedee Dukes - Columbia, SC

“I attended Charleston High School with Johnny and was a member of the Class of 1960 as well. He was truly one of the good guys. He was a member of...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Henry I Siegling - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Rest in peace, my friend with Sandra, Edward and Jeffery . God speed. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Gail Britton - Aiken, SC - Friend

“I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly." ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers are from his Greyhound friends and family. We always enjoyed being with him and we all will miss him. God bless his family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jim & bj lovelace - columbia, SC

“Now you are at peace I love you brcause you are my brother ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Fleck - Mays Landing, NJ


John C. Farmer, Jr. , 76, of West Columbia, South Carolina, widower of Sandra Mercer Farmer died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The family will receive friends Wednesday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the graveside Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC at 11:00 a.m.

John was born February 22, 1941 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late John C. Farmer, Sr. and Elizabeth Farmer. He was a 1960 graduate of the High School of Charleston and served in company B, First Battalion, 118th Infantry (Washington Light Infantry) SC Army National Guard. John was a professional bus driver for the Trailways Bus Company, Greyhound and retired from Capitol Tours. He was a member of the Washington Light Infantry and the Knights of Columbus. John was also a Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and Omar Shrine Temple.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Delores J. Campbell of West Columbia, SC; five brothers and sisters; one grandson, Jason Daniel Martin; one aunt; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward D. Farmer; and a grandson, Jeffrey Warren Johnson.