Born in Rutherford County, TN on April 16, 1945
Departed on October 28, 2019 and resided in Castalian Springs, TNVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pmService: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm
William "Billy" Farris, age 74 of Castalian Springs, TN, passed away October 28, 2019. Mr. Farris was born April 16, 1945 in Rutherford County, TN, son of the late Sam Cox Farris and Sammie Carlton Farris. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carolyn Farris; children, Will Farris (Anna), Beth Sesler (Mark), Kelli Lamb (Michael), Jerome Farris, Doug McCune (Amanda) and Chris Sherburne; sister, Ann Throneberry (Randy); several grandchildren and one great grandson.
Billy owned and operated the 5th generation Farris Saw Mill. He was an avid deer hunter, raised cows and loved being outdoors.
Funeral Service will be conducted 12:00 noon Friday, November 1st from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Barry Throneberry officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Farris Cemetery in Rockvale, TN with Cody Sherburne, Ray Cox, Jim Thompson, Edd Nance, James Donald Clark and Bill League serving as pallbearers.
Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-055512 Comments John & Denise October 30, 2019 at 12:26 pm
Dear Kelli and family,
Our Prayers are walking with you and the Prayer Groups are fully engaged. Our hearts are broken for y’all.
Love, John & Denise
Dear kelly and family we will miss him so much.we all loved him. He was a good man.he loved Sue and all of u so much .love u.prayers.Kathy October 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Praying for you my friend and sending all love your way.Helen and Bob Holloman October 30, 2019 at 4:27 pm
Kelli and family, so sorry to hear of your dad passing, praying for you,love you and God bless you.Jan Mesa October 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm
Kelli and Beth, my heart is broken for you and your family. I am praying for you to feel the comfort and peace of Jesus. Love you!Christi Farris October 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm
Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers.
Mildred Raymond and Christi Farris
Kelli we are sorry that you have lost your dad especially when your battling cancer. Bobby and I have a lot of good memories of your daddy, especially me making him peach fried pies! You and your family are in our prayers.Betty Brown October 31, 2019 at 2:20 am
Anne, I am so sorry that Jim & I won't be able to be with during this time. Our prayers are are certainly with you.Lisa Moore October 31, 2019 at 5:54 am
Jerome, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope memories of your dad bring smiles.Jake Archer October 31, 2019 at 3:23 pm
I’m so sorry for yalls loss. I keep yall in my prayersPat Tucker Reeder October 31, 2019 at 5:55 pm
I am so sorry to hear about Billy. He was a great person and although I haven’t been in touch, (living out of state) I considered him a very good friend , My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Gwen October 31, 2019 at 7:01 pm
Dearest Nettie Ann and Farris family,
I am so saddened to learn of Billy’s passing. He was a big part of my childhood memories and his big smile and tender spirit blessed me. Billy was consistently loving, kind, and respectful each time I was fortunate to to be in his presence.
I hold you forever in my heart and am praying for God’s grace to carry you through the days ahead.
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