Roy Houston Farris Jr.
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R.H. Farris, Jr.

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     Farris, Roy Houston, Jr.	
	 Born:	4/8/1918		
	 Died:	2/23/1997
     Birth: Hollis,Ok.     Vet WWII-Navy
     Father: Roy Farris
     Mother: Cornelia Mcclure
Source: Adams Funeral Home
Transcribed by Bettye Odom
Roy Farris U.S.Flag Services for R.H. Farris, Jr., 78, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Church of Christ with Rodney Plunkett, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adas Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

He died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Methodist Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1918, in Hollis, Okla., and he married Joan M. Nelson on June 18, 1945, in Corpus Christi. She died Sept. 15, 1984. He later married Bettye Perkins Ellison on Oct. 8, 1988, in Lubbock. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a naval aviator. He moved to Crosbyton in 1924 and to Lubbock in 1988. He was a member of Broadway Church of Christ and a former member of Crosbyton First United Methodist Church. He was a member of Crosbyton Lions Club, serving as lion boss twice, and he served as deputy district governor of District 2-T2 and all other local office of the Lions. He was former vice president of the Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce and was elected Man of the Year in 1963. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Farmers Union and past president of Silver Falls Golf Course for six years. He was a member of the board of the Federal Land Bank Association for 40 years, the Pioneer Memorial Board, the Soil Conservation Board, PTA, Band Boosters and the American Cancer Society.

He was a farmer and rancher.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Mike of Ransom Canyon, Jon of San Jon, N.M., and Pat of Crosbyton; two daughters, Benita Medlock of Stinnett and Debbie Bush of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The body will be at the church from noon to service time Tuesday.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, February 23, 1997
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes
Burial Location:   Old Part 1

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