Dale Allen Farris

Dale Allen Farris

Dale Allen Farris, 68, of Dongola, passed away into Heaven on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1953, in Anna, the son of Fred Chester and Mary Jeanette Boshera Farris. 

He married Sharon Adams on Dec. 20, 1975, at the Anna First Baptist Church. 

Mr. Farris is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Farris of Dongola; a son, Dale Christopher (Mindy) Farris of Lincoln; two grandsons, Bryson and Zak Farris, both of Lincoln; a sister, Mary (James) Bloodworth of Dongola; two brothers, Fred (Debi) Farris of Cape Girardeau and Jerry (April) Farris of Jonesboro; many cousins, many nieces and nephews and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Sammy Lee and William “Bill” Roy Farris.

Mr. Farris was always around the big trucks from the time he was a teenager. He started out at Brown Trucking and retired from FedEx Freight after a 20-year service with them. At the time of his illness with cancer, he was teaching a CDL class as an instructor for Shawnee Community College. He loved every minute around the big rigs.

He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was trained to work on the engines of the planes.

His biggest joy was serving his Lord by helping others in his church, the Anna First Baptist Church. Mr. Farris was a member for over 45 years, serving as trustee for the last seven years. He was known for greeting everyone every Sunday morning, letting them know they were welcomed in God’s house. He was a big man, with a big heart. 

His celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the First Baptist Church in Anna, with Pastor Dennis Mohr officiating. Those who plan to attend are asked to come in the side doors by the parking lot. 

Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Scott Air Force Base military funeral honors team. 

Friends can call from 10 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the church. Memorials can be made to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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