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Former Caroline County supervisor Robert Farmer dies at age 86
Robert Farmer retired from the Caroline County Board of Supervisors in 2008.
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Date published: 11/21/2012
Former Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft, who now works in Prince George County, said Farmer played an inspirational role in his life and was a great statesman.
"Bob Farmer knew the art of compromise in the political arena and he showed dignity, concern and respect for everyone in which he associated. As employees, he looked beyond our service to the county and took a deep interest in our families and the personal side of our lives," Ashcraft said. "He brought a set of values to public service that can't be learned from textbooks. He was genuine in both thought and deed."
Professionally, Farmer was a Nationwide insurance agent in Bowling Green for 37 years before retiring in 1994.
When Farmer wasn't volunteering on a myriad of public service boards, he spent his Sundays at Bowling Green Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and greeter.
Caroline County flags will be flown at half staff in his honor.
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