Paul F. FarrisJuly 18, 1925 - December 24, 2013
Posted on December 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM • 3 Comments
Paul F. Farris, 88, of Gray, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Knox County Hospital. Born July 18, 1925, he was the son of the late Emery and Martha Farris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. A benevolent, kind-hearted man, Paul was a dedicated, excellent caregiver for his family, especially his father and mother, his sister Pauline Yelton Dinsmore, and his sister Frances Farris.
With an early appreciation for the value of an education, he was graduated from Lynn Camp High School on April 27, 1945. Four years later in 1949, he began his beloved profession as a teacher at Keck School, a one-room school with all eight grades. He retired with 35+ years, finishing his career at Grays School. During those years, he was bestowed several honors as a renowned Kentucky educator.
Known by his family and friends for his colorful bowties, beautiful flowers, and interesting stories, he never met a stranger.
Survivors include one brother, Earl Farris of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends, all who will miss him.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Gray Cemetery.
The family of Paul Farris will receive friends from 11 A.M. until the funeral hour at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.