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Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX

OBITUARY

Cecil J. Farris

April 8, 1942July 24, 2020
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Cecil J. Farris, 78, of Bagwell, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Chaplain Joe Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Cecil, the son of Charlie & Lois Taylor Farris, was born April 8, 1942, in Bonham. He was a hard working rancher. Cecil was a legend in Dirt Track Racing where he was #9 and was admired by friends and fans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Farris.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Williams Farris, whom he married on March 16, 1963, building fifty-seven years of family and memories. Two children, Mike Farris of Detroit and Pamela Farris of Denison, four grandchildren; Tiffany Wild, William Wild, Brittany Wild, and Madison Farris, two great grandchildren, Kayleigh Wild and Brantley Allee, and two brothers, Charles Farris & wife Barbara of Howe, and Larry Farris of Grand Prairie along with several nieces & nephews and many racing friends and fans.

The family would like to express their appreciation to On Call Hospice, Pepper Andrews, Tessa Trammell and Chaplain Joe Smith for the tender care given their loved one.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife, Donna Williams Farris, whom he married on March 16, 1963, building fifty-seven years of family and memories. Two children, Mike Farris of Detroit and Pamela Farris of Denison, four grandchildren; Tiffany Wild, William Wild, Brittany Wild, and Madison Farris, two great grandchildren, Kayleigh Wild and Brantley Allee, and two brothers, Charles Farris & wife Barbara of Howe, and Larry Farris of Grand Prairie along with several nieces & nephews and many racing friends and fans.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • William Wild
  • Stephen Williams
  • Marc Madison
  • Jeremy Cupps
  • Chris Hadley
  • James Wilson

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Carroll Ross

July 28, 2020

RIP Brother-in-law

Darla Costello

July 27, 2020

My uncle was a good man, loved his family and always worked very hard..I remember one time we were talking about race cars when he said " I might let you drive it next time if you wear your pampers." I thought that was so funny....I always liked his sense of humor.

Jack Jernigan

July 27, 2020

Have hundreds of memories. Many away from racing. He was very multidimensional and had so many talents. The type of guy that when he wanted to do something he made it happen. Have always had great respect for him and his abilities. The most special memories were when we all got together and visited while he would pick his guitar between stories. And the times he, Mike and I worked on some of the projects he was always coming up with together. That's how I want to remember him.

Debby Garvin Humbert

July 26, 2020

Donna, Pam and Family, John and I are deeply sorry for your loss of Cecil. We remember how John would always run to Cecil for parts and were so sad when ya'll moved away. Our prayers are with you and we pray you will be strengthened by God. We think of you so often and remember us being together at Lakeside....We Love You!
John and Debby.....

Belinda Weimar

July 26, 2020

Heaven Gain an Angel that will be deeply missed never forgotten hope he opens a dirt track in heaven we loved watching him races his #9 car at cowtown speedyway he lived an awesome long life from Ralph weimar and Belinda Bradshaw weimar of Grand prairie tex . Back in the day . we will miss him . peace and comfort to all his families and friends ... save us a seat on race day......

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