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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