Eddie Don Farris-April 20, 2011

Eddie Don Farris, 52, of Amarillo went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Coulter Road Baptist Church with Larry Payne, pastor of BSA Hospital and Chris Robeson, pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be at a later date in the Parkview Cemetery in Plainview.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Farris was born on June 25, 1958 in Plainview, Texas to Billy and Pauline Farris.  He graduated from Plainview High School in 1976 and later Auctioneer School in 1978.  He married Vicky Cox Amerson on June 1, 1985 in Boys Ranch.  He had worked at Boys Ranch as a dorm parent and rodeo coach from 1978 to 1985.  He also worked for Buckner’s Children’s Home then and maintained a child care license and home daycare for fifteen years, worked at Legends Steakhouse and was most recently general manager at Kwik Kar on western for six years, working closely with his family.
Mr. Farris was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church, where he was Interim Youth Minister several times and Youth Activities Director and sponsor for twelve years.  He sponsored many Mexico mission trips and youth ski trips.  Eddie greatly influenced the lives of thousands of children and youth during his lifetime.
If you needed a laugh, he was the one to give you one.  If you needed a hug he was always there.  His children thought he was Superman!  His first love was his family and his passion was spending time with family and friends at the lake, water skiing, camping, cooking out, and traveling.  He loved to kid around, laugh, and hold hands.
The Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forever more. Psalms 1 21:8.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew Amerson and wife Jenifer, and Michael J. Farris, both of Amarillo; a daughter, Jessica Farris of Amarillo; his former wife and companion, Vicky Farris of Amarillo; five sisters, Becky Payne and husband Jimmy of Amarillo, Sandy Melton and husband Johnney of Aransas Pass, Texas, Carolyn Robinson and husband Dana of Amarillo, Diane Brownlee and husband Brandon of Plainview and Donna Whitsitt of Weatherford, Texas; two grandchildren, Colton Amerson and Landon Amerson.  He is also survived by his step-mother, Carolyn Farris of Plainview and Grananny Letha Amerson of Amarillo and several cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Eddie was greatly loved and will be missed by all that knew him.
The family would like to thank the nurses at BSA Intensive Care for all their love and support at this most difficult time.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M on Friday and suggests memorials be made to Coulter Road Baptist Church, 4108 Coulter Road, Amarillo, TX 79109.

0 Replies to “Eddie Don Farris-April 20, 2011”

  1. Eddie you will forever be loved and missed. Thank you for being a part of my childhood and up bringing.
    Love always, Roe

  2. Eddie was a very special person. He will be missed. I always enjoyed working with Eddie while at Coulter Road and he was definately a blessing! Praying for all of you at this time and in the days ahead!
    Ed and Brenda Lycett
    FBC – Douglas GA

  3. May God comfort each of you as only He can. Mother kept referring to a verse in I Thess 4:13 prior to her move to Heaven. “Sorrow not as those who have no hope” is a part of that verse.
    Praying for you,
    Susan Nelson

  4. I am very sorry for the loss of this amazing man. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I cannot imagine a person he met not being touched by the man that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. What a kid!! Bet him and Dad are \ridin’ around\ talking things over now and they are both happy. He will be SO missed by everyone. What an impact one guy has had on so many. God is proud to call him \My Child\. And we’ve all been so blessed that we had him for a short while. Our prayers to comfort each of you and have a big laugh. Eddie would want it that way. Pat & Cecil Whitetooft utility

  6. We will cherish our memmories of times with Eddie. What an impact he made on our lives. I remember ski trips, church camps, cook outs and so much more. He had such a heart and passion for us as students and we could sense his love for the Lord and his love for us. What a gem that has been added to heaven this week. Wish we could be there for the services.
    Jared and Angela (Plaster) Stange

  7. Vicky, Matt, Michael and Jessica,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your dear Eddie. Lean on God and trust Him to fill all your needs and bring you all comfort at this time.
    In Christ,
    Eileene Moss

  8. Eddie’s Family,
    We have great Christmas memories as a family spent with Eddie and his family. Always good for a laugh.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. Eddie was a wonderful man and will be missed! What an impact he made in the life of our lil RJ…she said to post…SHE’S LOVED HIM VERY MUCH! Thank you Eddie for everything!

  10. Eddie,
    You will be missed by many people. I am going to miss seeing you everyday at work. I am really going to miss being called Elizabeth and how you calling me that would confuse people. I have so many good memories with you and love you so much. My prayers are with your family.

  11. To the Farris and Payne family,
    I cannot express how deeply I loved Eddie. He was a true friend in every sense of the word. Only a phone call away, he was always there for me and my kids. He never failed to ask how Austin and Abbey “Abracadabra”, as he nicknamed her, were doing. He didn’t hesitate when I asked me to take care of my chihuahua for a week when I went on a trip! He just spoiled her! He was one of the most gentle and caring men I have had the privilege to call friend.
    I join you in your grief and prayer for the day when we will see him again. He has won the race!

  12. We loved Eddie!! He was definitely always good for a laugh & could make lemonade out of lemons for folks. He was always willing to help out his fellowman. He was a good friend to us. He will be an angel in Heaven! – Gene & Tommye Sue Peggram, friends of Eddie from Boys Ranch

  13. To each of you who love Eddie may I offer you the encouraging words from David Harkins…
    “You can shed tears that he is gone,or you can smile because he has lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
    or you can be full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember him only that he is gone,
    or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he’d want:
    smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
    You all are in our prayers!
    Phyllis & Clinton
    Aaron & Lyndsey
    Chrissa & Brandon, Adelyn & Dylan
    Nanny & Robert
    John & Debby
    Carey & Steffanie, Dustin, Zachary, & Adam
    Chelsie & Gina, RiRi

  14. Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing away. I have fond memories of Eddie and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

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