January 16, 1941 – September 29, 2019
Larry A. Farris, 78, of Sharpsville passed away on September 29, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Larry was born on January 16, 1941 in Davis City, Iowa to William and Vera Adeline (Sly) Farris. He was a graduate of Oakland City University with a bachelor's degree and earned his master's degree from Ball State University. On July 9, 1972, Larry married Berniece Billeter. He was a teacher of Business and English at Tri-Central High School, retiring in 2000 after 33 years of service to his community. Larry attended First Church of the Nazarene and was a member of Sharpsville Methodist Church. Larry was a 50 year member of Kokomo Men of Note Barber Shop Quartet, loved attending auctions, and rarely did you see him without a book in his hands. He was a loyal fan of his granddaughters' sporting events and never missed games.
Larry is survived by his wife, Berniece; son, Terry (Lisa) Farris of Sharpsville; granddaughters: Taylor (Cody) Smith and Haley Farris, all of Sharpsville; brother Randy Farris of Lebanon; loyal dog, Simba. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Melanie Farris.
Funeral services for Larry will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, October 7, 2019 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Rd., Kokomo with Reverend Stan Zurcher officiating. Burial will follow in Sharpsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Manchester University Women's Basketball Program, 604 East College Ave. North Manchester, IN 46962. Online condolence and fond memories can be shared with the family at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
- William Farris, Father (deceased)
- Vera Adeline Farris, Mother (deceased)
- Berniece Farris, Wife
- Melanie Farris, Sister (deceased)
- Terry Farris, Son
- Lisa Farris, Daughter-in-law
- Taylor Smith, Granddaughter
- Haley Farris, Granddaughter
- Randy Farris, Brother
- Larry is also survived by his loyal dog, Simba.
- Cody Smith, Pallbearer
- Lewis Dilts, Pallbearer
- Tim Johnson, Pallbearer
- Michael Spaulding, Pallbearer
- Greg Spaulding, Pallbearer
- Kim Billeter, Pallbearer
- Steve Cox, Pallbearer
- Cameron Wright, Pallbearer
- Charlie Rose, Honorary Pallbearer
Manchester University Women's Basketball Program
604 East College Avenue, North Manchester, Indiana 46962
- Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
- Burial Monday, October 7, 2019
Kelly Denham (Butler)
October 5, 2019
Mr Farris will always be someone dear to my heart. He taught me to type, which I told him years later after graduation, was one of the most important things I used in my life. I want his family to know, that he meant a lot to me and I was sorry to read of his passing. He had a keen sense of humor and was just a blessing to have him as a teacher at Tri-Central.