Riley Eugene Farris

October 27, 1946May 8, 2022
Obituary of Riley Eugene Farris


Edwards Funeral Home

Riley Eugene Farris, 75, of Fort Smith, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born on October 27, 1946 in Spiro, OK. Riley retired from Rheem Manufacturing after 35 years of being a forklift operator. Riley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Spiro VFW Post 4884 and the United Steel Workers Union. He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaiah Ocie Farris Sr. and Lucy Farris Eagleton. Funeral Service will be 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. He is survived by his daughter, Patty Rodgers and her husband Steve Sanchez of Fort Smith; two sisters, Rita Dix and husband Bill Dix of Flippin, AR and Linda Thigpin of Pocola; a brother, Ocie Farris, Jr. of Pocola; two grandchildren, Lexi Rodgers and Lane Rodgers, both of Fort Smith and one great grandchild Avery Moore, along with several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Steve Sanchez, Lane Rodgers, Zachary Moore, Steven Sanchez, Garrett Ketchum, and Ricky Hayes. Riley was a loving and kind father and grandfather, he will be truly missed. To view the online guestbook, please go to

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