Harvey R. Farris, age 85, of Sullivan and formerly of Bland passed away on October 9, 2019 at his residence.
He was born on December 14, 1933, a son to the late Floyd N. and Lora S. (Jett) Farris.
Harvey attended Owensville High School and served his country in the United States Marine Corp.
On November 23, 1956, Harvey was united in marriage to Ida Viola Shockley. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2016.
He was employed at Cassen Transport in Fenton for many years loading cars for taking to dealerships. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Union and was a Shriner.
Harvey was a working man and liked to stay busy and he enjoyed hunting and fishing when he had the time. Harvey had a natural talent for playing any instrument and enjoyed playing music. He liked to watch boxing matches on TV. Harvey loved to spend time with his family.
Harvey is survived by: two sons, Randy Farris of Bourbon and Timothy Farris of Union; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to his wife, Harvey is preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Bland Union Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Shriners Children Hos-pital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann’s Chapel, Bland, Mo. (646-3377)