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Walter Eugene Farris

August 3, 1931 — March 18, 2024

Marion, Va. / Belmont, Miss.

Marion, Va. / Belmont Miss.

 

Walter Eugene Farris age 92, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024 at his home in Belmont, Mississippi.

 

Walt had his priorities straight – God, family and country. He was married to the love of his life, Edith for 72 years and raised a wonderful family. He served proudly in the United States Army where he served in Korea as a Communications Specialist where he left earning four bronze campaign stars, the Presidents Unit Citation and the UN Service Medal; and returned home to suffer the effects of malaria. Walt worked with Brunswick for almost 40 years and retired to live out the rest of his days with Edith. There are many ways to do things, but Walt only knew of one – the right way. Today Heaven must be sweeter with more family reunited with Jesus. 

 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 72 years, Edith Crewey Farris; parents, Grant and Ada Farris; siblings, Mable Wagner, Alice Debord, Virginia Farris, Charles Farris and Bill Farris.  

 

Walter is survived by his daughter, Darlene Hickman and husband, Rick of Knoxville, Tenn.; sons, Dennis Farris and wife, Linda of Marion, Va., Jeff Farris and wife, Rhonda of Belmont, Miss., Todd Farris and wife, Melody of Big Stone Gap, Va.; sister-in-law, Louise Thompson and husband, Bill of Marion, Va.; brother, Earl Farris and wife, Nancy of Kingsport, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Jason, Sara, Michelle, Crystal, Tanner, Taylor, Nick, Jay and Jeremy; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and their families.

 

The family will receive friends Friday, March 22, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Wassum Valley Baptist Church, 349 Church Hill Road, Marion VA. Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Charles Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Wassum Valley Cemetery with Military Rites rendered by the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667.

 

To share memories of Walter Eugene Farris please visit, www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Walter has been entrusted to Fraziers’ Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion VA 24354.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Wassum Valley Baptist Church

349 Church Hill Road, Marion, VA 24354

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 22, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm

Wassum Valley Baptist Church

349 Church Hill Road, Marion, VA 24354

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Burial

Friday, March 22, 2024

Following funeral service.

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