Teddy M. Farris, son of the late Cora Ola (Ratliff) Farris and James Farris, was born in Ellington on April 28, 1936. He passed away at his residence in Bunker on June 20, 2017, at the age of 81.
On Oct. 28, 1956, in Eminence, Ted was united in marriage to Virginia Sue Ipock and to this union four sons were born. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2011. Ted was a member of the Sugar Tree Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed attending church, digging roots and going on four wheeler rides. Ted’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ted is survived by three sons, Mike Farris and companion, Janice Clapp of Salem, Ben (Susan) Farris of Bunker, Steve Farris and companion, Tammy Evans of Bunker; daughter-in-law, Cathy Farris of Strafford; 11 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Ted will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and friends who will mourn his passing.
Visitation and funeral services were held June 22 at Sugar Tree Grove Baptist; with Pastor Sam Handlang officiating. Burial was in the Farris Family Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Garry Farris, Lucas Farris, Johnny Farris, Michael Farris, Christopher Farris and Kendall Wisdom.
Arrangements were under the direction of McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker.