Billie  Farris
Billie R. Farris, 90, of Denton, Texas, passed away on September 19, 2019. He was born on May 18, 1929 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Theodore Raymond and Clara Ruth Farris. He married Sydney Ruth Katz on October 18, 1952, a marriage that lasted 60 years.
Dad proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and then had a 26-year career with Chevron Oil Company as a Geological Engineer. He established and managed several oil and gas companies after retiring from Chevron. Dad was passionate about his work with the Optimist Club in Gainesville, Texas and was a long-time member and elder of First Christian Church in Gainesville and Denton. One of his and Mom's most satisfying accomplishments was the purchase of a place at the Gainesville Boat Club on Lake Texoma where they remained members for over 50 years and which continues to provide great memories of special family times through the fourth generation.
Dad was preceded in death by his father, mother, wife, brother Jerry, sister Ann and sister Kay. He is survived by his son, Tom Farris and wife Peggy of Gainesville, Texas; daughter, Linda Bradshaw and husband Jim Frye of Midland, Texas;daughter, Kathy Miller and husband Steve of Yukon, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Nolan Bradshaw and wife Jodi, Bret Farris and wife Ashley, Courtney Brown and husband Rob, Troy Farris and wife Holly, Michelle Kinzer and husband Kelly, Chelsea Wyckoff and husband David; great grandchildren, Braxton, Carter, Sam, Ben, Tucker, Nora, Jay, Jake, Rylie, Anna, McCoy, Levi, Olivia, Reichert, and Brody; also survived by his brother John Farris of Marlow, Oklahoma, brother-in-law Bill Wood of Lawton, Oklahoma, and several nieces and nephews.
His was a life well-lived as evidenced by the positive impact he had on everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed greatly.
A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday morning, September 28, 2019 and a memorial service will be held at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.
Published on September 21, 2019


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6 posts

Mike Vinson
Oct 03, 2019
Hello Farris family. My sincere condolences to you at the loss of your patriarch father. I wish I had known about the memorial as I would have loved to see Tommy and Linda.
Sincerely, Mike Vinson
Lucy Stark Sutton
Sep 30, 2019
Tommy, Linda and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, especially after the services have been held. I would have loved to see you, as I always did your dad in church whether it was in Gainesville or Denton. Bill and your mom would always remember the Gainesville church at the holidays; I thought that was so sweet and very thoughtful. Peace and love to you all, Lucy
David Love
Sep 26, 2019
Bill was a great man and a good friend for more than 25 years. He is missed already.
Scott Davis
Sep 25, 2019
I have fond memories of your dad and mom and of you guys. Growing up on Laurel and Church on Sunday. May your father rest in peace. He was a good man.
Scott Davis
Sep 25, 2019
I have fond memories of your dad and mom and of you guys. Growing up on Laurel and Church on Sunday. May your father rest in peace. He was a good man.
Byron R. Berry
Sep 24, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. He was a very fine man who made the world a better place to live.