William D.

William D. "Bill" Farris

Sunday, February 26th, 1933 - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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ARLINGTON-William D. “Bill” Farris passed away on January 19, 2019 after a brief illness surrounded by his family.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Rd., Arlington. Graveside Service: 3:00 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Association, 2605 Jessup Trail, Arlington Texas 76006.

W.D. was born in the family home on February 26, 1933 in Weatherford, Texas to Ridley and Estelle Farris. He was the CEO of Farris Enterprises until his retirement. (He never actually retired.) He married his high school sweetheart, Verina Fowler, on October 25, 1951 at his grandmother and grandfather Narry’s home in Weatherford. Together they had five children, Scotty (Rhonda), Suzann (Gary), Trisha (David), Stevan (Nikki) and Allan, twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

W.D. served in the U.S. Navy. He was President of the Bethel Cemetery Association in Weatherford for over twenty years.

He was loved by all who knew him. He was a great father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a true and faithful friend. He will be greatly missed.

W.D. has joined those who preceded him in heaven, his parents, sister, Ruby Lee Fletcher and infant brother, Bobby Mac.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Verina, his children and descendants, and his brother, Don Farris.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 11:00am
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 3:00pm
    Bethel Cemetery


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Linda Burger

Posted at 12:10pm
Yesterday, I attended the graveside service for W. D. I did not know him well, but have "known" him all my life as he is family to my family and a long-time friend to one of my friends. I wanted to be there to support them. His brother Don spoke a few words and then asked if anyone else would like to share. Thank you to those who did so. Someone suggested that one of W. D.'s granddaughters had written something that she could read, so the young lady began sharing her composition. I was enthralled with her writing style and the content as well. I believe I will not be alone in saying that I would very much appreciate it if she could please post it here for us to read in its entirety. Thank you.
My prayers and condolences to all the Farris Family.

Robert & Glenda Mahoney

Posted at 08:10pm
We know that our lives have been made better by getting to known and becoming fiends with Bill and Verina. we will miss Bill a lot.
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Steve RABY

Posted at 06:10pm
As a Usher at Fielder Church I use to walk with Bill to put the offering in the vault. It wasn't a long walk, but I felt his warmth and caring for me as a person. We shared stories and laughed and Bill, you are going to be missed! Steve Raby

Choice Cancer Care

Posted at 05:59pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Pat, Julie, Greg, and Tina.

Posted at 04:20pm
Will really miss a truly great guy. Pat, Julie, and Greg Faris, and Tina Soriano
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