Chrris Farrrmer! One of the best guys I ever knew

Saturday, November 4th started off awesome. I was in Savannah, GA for the first time, running my 2nd marathon. I had a blast and felt great as I drove home that evening. I came home to some tragic news in my phone. One of my oldest college friends and one of the best people I know, Chris Farmer, had passed away. I am still in shock as I write this piece. Farmer exemplified my #imjustdrew movement perfectly. Shoot he could be the mascot. He was friendly, funny, sociable, loved his friends, family, especially his wife and kids. Also, he believed in keeping in touch, making everyone feel included, and lending a helping hand. I have been scanning through the years. The best one was 1999 when we were suitemates and worked Summer SWARM at the WU together. We had so much fun, hung out regularly, and simply made memories. He also loved cars, laughing and talking on the phone, and making people feel good. Icould be in the worst mood. One conversation with Farmer would change all of that. He had the unique and folksy ability to make anyone feel better and good. Farmer was also a hard worker, holding three jobs at one time. He had moved to Las Vegas for better job opportunities. Weeks before his passing, we had our final phone conversation. He told me he had landed a job working for the state of Nevada. He seemed in such good spirits as always, trying to put his young daughter to sleep. I am just gonna name some things from the years that exemplify us and that maybe no one else understands. Is that popcorn? Yeah whatever They’re slack Chillin! American Pie Let’s go to Denny’s! I was just working on the Torino Water and crackers Let’s watch The Simpsons Sistahs! I hate we both won’t be old, cranky men. But maybe God wanted to keep you young and lively. You were so animated and full of life. It will be hard living in a world without a Chris Farmer. Thanks for answering the door that night and shooting the breeze. You’re one of the main reasons I talk to so many people. You just never know the impact your presence or absence will have on a person. Again thanks. #RIPFarmer #imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine

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