OBITUARY

Eddie Fariss

January 1, 1950June 1, 2012

Earl Edward (Eddie) Fariss, 62, beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, and friend was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 1st, 2012, at 5:07 A.M. Eddie was born in Burnet, Texas on January 1, 1950, to Aubrey Alton Fariss and Doris Ann (O'Donnell) Fariss.

Eddie graduated from Burnet High School in 1968 and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He came to the Texas Department of Community Affairs, later named the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, from Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities, Inc., a community action agency where he served as a program consultant in the administion of the Job Training Partnership Act. As Director of the Community Affairs Division, he was directly involved with issues dealing with poverty, homelessness, and child and dependent care. He represented the Department on several councils, such as the Texas Homeless Network, and Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless, where he served as vice chair. He was a tireless advocate for those less fortunate, and spent his entire career working toward ending homelessness.

Eddie loved music and played drums and sang for many years for numerous rock, country and western, and swing bands. He loved to cook and garden and was fabulous at both.

Eddie was preceded in death by his son Aubrey Clayton Fariss and father Aubrey Alton Fariss. He is survived by his wife Julie Greenlees Fariss, and son Michael Edward Fariss, mother Doris Ann Fariss, brother and sister-in-law Craig and Mary Ellen Fariss and brother Tracey Fariss, all of the Burnet area.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Burnet. Interment will follow at the Post Mountain Cemetery in Burnet. Those named as pallbearers were Bill Howell, Jeff Foreman, Matt Counts, Rolando Rodriguez, Sam Greenlees, and Ted Huffman.

In lieu of flowers memorials and contributions may be made in the name of Eddie of Aubrey Fariss's name to the Aubrey Fariss Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Round Rock, Texas.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 5, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

Eddie Fariss

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Lance McLaury

July 25, 2012

Julie,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out from my mom that Eddie passed. I still think about Aubrey every day, and on the positive side, the good thing is they are now together again. You and Michael are in my prayers.

Richard Taylor

June 6, 2012

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Jennifer Ahn

June 6, 2012

Our hearts goes out to you and Michael. He was such a happy caring person and will be greatly missed. Love the Ahn Family

Tammy Stephens

June 5, 2012

Julie and Michael, My thoughts and prayers are with you guys as your are hurting. Keep the faith and you will be ok...with time...I love you, Tammy Stephens

June 5, 2012

Completely shocked reading the Austin Statesman.Please know Julie, Michael and family our family will keep each of you in our prayers and in our hearts. I worked at both TDCA and TDHCA for over 18 years along side Eddie. Indeed one fine man, whom gave his all...always. Eddie definately was the...doubloe check check check and go to guy and myself the hover hover hover purchasing mgr. Only way to roll, must be absolutely right always. God Bless. Sending many prayers. Grace and Peace. With much love, Donna Schielack and family.

June 5, 2012

Completely shocked reading the Austin Statesman.Please know Julie, Michael and family our family will keep each of you in our prayers and in our hearts. I worked at both TDCA and TDHCA for over 18 years along side Eddie. Indeed one fine man, whom gave his all...always. Eddie definately was the...double check check check and go to guy and myself the hover hover hover purchasing mgr. Only way to roll, must be absolutely right always. God Bless. Sending many prayers. Grace and Peace. With much love, Donna Schielack and family.

June 5, 2012

Julie I am so sorry to hear about your loss my sincere condolences to you and Michael you are in our thoughts and prayers
Lori Ramos (Round Rock,TX)

Glenna Bell Orman

June 5, 2012

It is hard to put into words my feelings about Eddie's "untimely" death. I only knew him our senior year in high school, but through the passing years, we became close friends. Our last event together was a Burnet Bulldog football game last Fall. He had me in stitches all evening with his unique and dry sense of humor. His obvious love and support to all his family members, his love of music and his heart for the "under dog" endeared him to me. I will miss him greatly, cherish his memory, and his family will be in my heart and prayers eternally.

June 5, 2012

Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael as you go through this very difficult time.
Brett Norris

Carrie Whitt

June 5, 2012

Julie I am lost for words. I will send many many prayers for you and your son. All I can say is I am so so sorry. Love you, Carrie Shelley Whitt