FARRIS, Larry Jan 16, 1941 – Sep 29, 2019

Larry A. Farris, 78, of Sharpsville, passed away on Sept. 29, 2019, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Larry was born on Jan. 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 Barbershop Quartet, loved attending auctions, and rarely did you see him without a book in his hands. He was 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 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Stan Zurcher officiating. Burial will follow in Sharpsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Manchester University Women’s Basketball Program, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962. Online condolence and fond memories can be shared with the family at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
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