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William W. "Bill" Farris

d. April 5, 2020


WILLIAM W. "BILL" FARRIS, SR., age 90, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Ashe Memorial Hospital, Jefferson, N.C.

Mr. Bill was a proud and loving husband, father, papaw and friend. He loved his family. Mr. Farris loved God and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bill was a member of Wassum Valley Baptist Church, and in his later years attended Bald Mountain Baptist Church in Fleetwood, N.C. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He could do and fix just about anything. Bill worked for Lincoln Builders, Appalachian Manufacturing and Virginia House. He made many friends and leaves behind fond and special memories with the folks who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Eileen Mae Tuell Farris; parents, William Grant and Ada Blanche Farris; son-in-law, Vincent Paschal; brother, Charles Farris; sisters, Alice Debord, Virginia Farris and Mabel Wagoner.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Phyllis Paschal of Marion, Va., Teresa Brown and husband, Doug of Fleetwood, N.C.; sons, William W. "Buddy" Farris, Jr. and wife, Donna of Harrisonburg, Va., Mark Farris and wife, Dorothy of Atkins, Va.; brothers, Walter Eugene Farris and wife, Edith of Belmont, Miss., and Earl Farris and wife, Nancy of Kingsport, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Wassum Valley Cemetery, Marion, Va. with Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

To share memories of William W. "Bill" Farris, please visit Care for Bill's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm

Private Family Graveside Service

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