OBITUARY: Ronald Farmer, 57, of Burnet was natural leader, worked at ATMI

Ronald W. Farmer passed away unexpectedly at home in Burnet on Feb. 22, 2013. He was born Sept. 29, 1955, in Topeka, Kan., to Ted and Alice Farmer, currently of El Dorado, Kan.

Ron’s early schooling was in El Dorado, where his naturally friendly personality was a joy to his classmates and many friends. Ron was always a natural leader, even starting as assistant scoutmaster and senior patrol leader of the local Boy Scouts troop.

Ron graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in automotive technology and computer science in 1977 from Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburgh, Kan. This is where he met his wife, Sharon Harp, of Neodesha, Kan. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Texas, where they have made their home. Ron and Sharon bought and owned the local Burnet NAPA auto-parts store after first moving to Burnet. Ron then progressed to a prominent position at ATMI, which is a world-renowned leader in the semiconductor industry. He worked for ATMI for 14 years, and his most recent role was director of change supply.

He will be truly missed by friends and family.

Survivors include wife, Share Farmer of Burnet; parents, Ted and Alice Farmer of El Dorado, Kan.; brother, Bob Farmer and wife Nancy of Bartlesville, Okla.; parents-in-law, Dean and Lois Harp of Altoona, Kan.; sister-in-law, Deanna Harp and husband Matthew Brown of Washington, D.C.; niece, Jamie White and husband Travis of Tulsa, Okla.; nephew, Tom Farmer and wife Christy of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and great-nephew, Owen of Tulsa, Okla.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. A funeral service is 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at First United Methodist Church in Burnet. Burial will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

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