Mr. Farris was born in Bridgeport, AL to the late Pascol H. and Lennis Farris and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma.
He worked as a self-employed Entrepreneur as the owner and operator of Farris Mini Warehouses, and had several rental properties. During the 50’s and 60’s he owned the White Hen Poultry Farm and home delivered eggs with the help of his wife and children. Mr. Farris also worked as a fireman at AEDC and William Northern Field and participated in three mission trips to Africa in association with the Tennessee Baptist Association.
In addition to his parents Mr. Farris is preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Farris Barabas and one brother, Richard Farris.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Willie Belle Farris of Tullahoma; four daughters; Sue Banks and husband Raymond of Tullahoma, Gail Rossman of Tullahoma, Patricia Sharp and husband Gilbert of Portland, Oregon, Syble Throneberry and husband Tom of Tullahoma; one sister, Sue Rossman of Tullahoma; nine grandchildren, Paige Banks, Kitty Earl, Laura Lee Keffer, Valerie Rossman, Dawn Warren, Sunya Sharp, Trish Walsh, Chris Barabas, and Craig Barabas; one step grand-child, T.J. Throneberry and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home on Saturday, August 11th, 2012 4:00-8:00pm.
Funeral Services are Sunday, August 12th, 2012, at 2:00pm, in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tim McGehee and Bro. Gary Irvin officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma.
For those who wish donations can be made to the Men’s Ministry or Library Fund at Grace Baptist Church.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.