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William Farris, Jr.

April 29, 1921 — April 27, 2018

William Farris, Jr.


William Ernest Farris, Jr. of Kerrville, Texas passed from this life on April 27, 2018 at his residence. William was born April 29, 1921 in Longview, Texas to William Ernest, Sr. and Julia May (Brown) Farris.

He graduated from Pettus High School in 1939, and attended Texas A&M for college. He joined the Army Air Corps in August 1940. He was hit by a car and remained at Brooks Army Medical Center for treatment from April 1941 - October 1943. He married the love of his life, Latrel Gaston, on November 26, 1947 in San Antonio. He worked in the oil fields of West Texas for many years.

Moving to Kerrville in 1962, he worked at the VA Hospital as an orderly for 23 years until his retirement in 1985. He was very active with his family, water skiing, camping, and travelling. He was a long time member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church.

William was a Mason from 1946 until his passing with membership in the Kerrville Masonic Lodge #697 A.F. & A. M.; he was also a member of the Alzafar Shrine, Hill Country Shrine Club, San Antonio Scottish Rite, and Kerrville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #24.

William is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Latrel Gaston Farris.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Sandra Farris of Kerrville, Linda Farris Dufur and husband Jim of Kerrville; grandchildren, Laura Biernat of Kerrville, Jessica Crosswell and significant other Alan Balades of Eugene, OR, Greg Roche of San Antonio, Julie Chomout and significant other Brandon Sharp of Kerrville; great-grandchildren, Brittany Barecky of Austin, Chelsea Gonzalez and husband Mario of Kerrville, Brandon Gonzales of Boerne, Brian Gonzales of Boerne, Sakima Crosswell of Eugene, OR, Sydi Crosswell of Eugene, OR, Elan Balades of Eugene, OR, Austin Roche of San Antonio, Aiden Roche of San Antonio, Sky Clark of Kerrville, PW Stinson of Kerrville, and Otto Sharp of Kerrville; great-great-grandchildren, Anise Gonzalez of Kerrville and Aiden Gonzalez of Kerrville; along with many friends and neighbors who will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services were held at 9 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Kerrville Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111

Visitation Schedule

Visitation
Kerrville Funeral Home
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Monday, April 30, 2018
6-8 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9 AM
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Burial Schedule

Garden of Memories
3250 Fredericksburg Road
Kerrville, TX  78028
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