Kenneth D. Farris

obit_Farris_webKenneth D. Farris, age 68, of Wickliffe, KY, died at 3:05 PM, Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1944 in Diswood, IL to Marion and Irene Huffman Farris. He married Penny Weber on August 15, 1964. She survives.

Kenny was a member of Lake Milligan Baptist Church, Alexander-Pulaski Sportsmen’s Club and Elk’s Lodge No. 0651 in Cairo, IL. He was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Farris of Wickliffe, 1 daughter, Misti (Paul) Blandford of Lodi, CA; 2 sons, Brad (Wendy) Farris of Kevil, KY and David (Elaine) Farris of Lone Oak, Ky; 6 granddaughters, Paige Olson of Castlewood, SD, Alexis, Madelyn and Jillian Blandford all of Lodi, CA and Erin and Anna Lynn Farris both Lone Oak; 1 step granddaughter, Brittany Dakin of Mound City, IL, 1 step grandson, Lance Dakin of Wickliffe and 1 step great grandson, Landen Dakin also of Wickliffe; his father, Marion Farris of Olive Branch, IL; 1 sister, Carol Ann Cox of Henderson, KY; 1 brother, Ronald (Edna) Farris of Paducah; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A gathering for friends and family will be held from 2 PM until the time of service on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, IL.

Memorial services for Kenny Farris will be held at 4 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the funeral home with Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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