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 Billy J. Farris

Billy J. Farris

Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Burial Bethany, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100011972 · View Source
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Billy J. Farris, 84, of Bethany, died 7:55 a.m. Thursday (November 1, 2012) in Mason Point.

Billy was born on October 7, 1928 at Todds Point, Shelby County, IL, the son of Charles and Hazel Pritts Farris.

Billy married Norma Tipsword on August 19, 1950 in Bethany and she survives.

He was a graduate of Bethany High School. Billy was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Bethany where he was a Sunday School teacher and Elder, past commander of the Bethany American Legion Post #507 and a member of the United Auto Workers. Billy retired from Caterpillar in Decatur in 1986 from the Prove Design Dept.

He was also a licensed real estate broker and had worked for Bill Roley Real Estate in Sullivan. Billy was a past member of the Bethany Village Board, past chairman of the Moultrie County Republican Central Committee, past parade chairman for the Bethany Centennial Committee and was an avid Cubs fan.

Billy was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Also surviving are his children, Rebecca Adwell, Cheryl Martin and Diane Phillips; grandchildren, Julie Courson, Jennifer Linville, Jodi Elzy, Shane Martin, Kenny Sanders and Charley Phillips; eight great grandchildren; brother, Larry Farris and a sister, Gaylene Kidwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life services was at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with the Rev. Kevin Vanderlaan and Pastor Jack Adwell officiating .

Burial with military rites conducted by the Bethany American Legion Post #507 will be in the Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery, Bethany.

Memorials are suggested to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, or Bethany American Legion Post #507, or the Moultrie County Food Pantry.

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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100011972
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