Samuel Farris, 65, of New Tazewell, TN, formerly of Lynch passed from this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at the Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville,TN following a brief illness. He was born May 11, 1948 in Benham, KY to the late Samuel E. and Ila Taylor Farris. He was a retired coal miner having worked for US Steel and Arch of KY. In his spare time Sam loved to hunt and fish.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Bobby Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Cecila Engle Farris of New Tazewell, TN; his children, Samuel Christopher Farris and wife Jamie of Knoxville, TN; and Charity Farris Foutch of Lynch, KY; a brother, Jerry Farris and wife Nancy of Michigan, sisters Rita Staley and husband John of Knoxville, TN; and Linda Goins and husband Bart of Lynch, KY; seven grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Corinth Cemetery in Corbin with the Reverend Dax Taulbee officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Association, St. Jude, or the Fellowship Center C/O Fort Sanders Foundation.
Tri City Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.