William F. Farmer, 71, of Longboat Key, died Jan. 18.
Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mr. Farmer graduated from Clearwater High School and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He flew internationally for Delta Air Lines for 35 years.
He was a member of the Longboat Key Club since 1996.
Mr. Farmer is survived by his wife, Sharon; brother, Ben; children, Chad, Cindy, Cara and Darrin; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring. Memorial donations may be given to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.