Robert Lee Farris, 79, of St. Marys, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at U.F. Health Shands in Jacksonville, FL.
Born December 24, 1936, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late William C. Farris, Sr., and the late Leona Wittenauer Farris. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Virginia Farris, son, Robert Lee Farris, Jr., and brother, William C. Farris, Jr.
Mr. Farris had been a resident of Camden County for the past 30 years, and was retired from Civil Service at Kingsbay Naval Submarine Base. He was a member of the Kingsland First Baptist Church, and was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mr. Farris was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country honorably during the Korean Conflict.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Military Honors. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
Survivors include his children, David Shull (Diane), Debra Krauser (Steve), Wanda Hammack (Ron), Lynnette Coone (Don), Cheryl Cole (David), Chris Farris (Nettie), Joe Farris (Sharon), Ame McClain (Mitch), and Keith Farris; sister, Mary Ann Mullett and brother, Joseph Leo Farris, Sr (Sally); grandchildren, Jeremy Odon (Misty), Austin James, and numerous other grandchildren and extended family.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Farris be made to the American Heart Association.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.