Henry R. Farmer Jr., a former Baltimore housing inspector who was a member of religious and community groups, died Dec. 2 of pneumonia at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Hospital.
Mr. Farmer, who was 40 and lived on Chapel Gate Lane, had worked for the Department of Housing and Community Development about 10 years ago.
He had not worked recently because of a disability caused by an injury to his back during service in the Air Force from 1970 to 1974. He reached the rank of sergeant and served in Vietnam.
The Baltimore native was a 1968 graduate of Edmondson High School and attended Morgan State University.
At St. James Episcopal Church, where services for Mr. Farmer were held Thursday, he was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and the St. James 2000 Committee and also chaired the St. Simon of Cyrene Committee.
He was also a member of the Samuel J. Ennis Lodge of the Prince Hall Masons and the West Hills Community Association and was cited for his volunteer work at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Hospital.
Mr. Farmer sang tenor in the Just Us gospel singing group.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jacqueline Burgess; his stepmother and father, Ruth and Henry R. Farmer Sr.; three brothers, the Rev. Harold Van Farmer, Kenneth Farmer and James Arthur Jones; two sisters, Patricia Evans and Beatrice Sanders; and a nephew and two nieces. All are of Baltimore.