Clarence Theodore Farris, 79, of Havana passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Havana. The service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel in Havana with Pastor Roger Brinkley officiating. The interment will follow at the VFW Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Family received friends on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. at the funeral home. Faith Funeral Home handled arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
He was the son of Clarence and Evelyn Grace Riley and was born on June 20, 1933, in Russellville, Illinois. He was an Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician and retired after 20 years of service. During his time in the military, he served in Korea and Vietnam and among his 23 decorations were two bronze stars, one with a V for Valor, three purple hearts and two commendation medals. He originally belonged to VFW 3308, DAV chapter 5. Purple Heart chapter 758 American Legion Post 15 and Master Blasters and Military Order of the Cootie. He also was a TPD Reserve Officer, Deputized with LCSO and worked for Capital Security. He was a member of Reno Baptist Church and an avid fisher and hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice Farris of Havana; two sons, Joey Farris (Becky Dawkins) and Steve Ray Farris (Jean Rutland) all of Havana; one daughter, Liz Farris of Pelham, GA; one sister, Charlotte June Sheraden of Fairfield, IL and several nieces and nephews.