Leonard Joel Farris, 65, formerly of Colcord, Oklahoma, passed away at his home in Chelsea, Oklahoma on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Joel was born on August 29, 1954 in Melber, Kentucky. He was the son of Henry William Farris and Mary Leota Crouch Farris. He married Patricia Ann Clark on April 22, 1977. Joel was a cabinet maker by trade and a minister of the Free Holiness denomination and was a member of the Trinity Holiness Church in Chelsea, Oklahoma. He enjoyed gardening, farming, cattle, fishing, hunting and loved music especially playing his guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ryan Farris.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Farris of the home; five sons, David Farris and wife Holly of Jay, Oklahoma, Jeffrey Farris and wife Melissa of Blue Jacket, Oklahoma, Derek Farris and wife Callie of Grandfield, Oklahoma, Zachary Farris and wife Lashonda of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and Jared Farris and wife Diana of Vancleave, Mississippi; two daughters, Latasha Moore and husband Aaron of Chelsea, Oklahoma and Kaycie Farris of Chelsea, Oklahoma; three brothers, Paul Farris of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Leroy Farris of Bunch, Oklahoma and Arbrie Farris of Marble City, Oklahoma; two sisters, Freda Hunter and Marilyn Downing both of Marble City, Oklahoma; eighteen grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. For the visitation, guests will be required to wear their own facemask, per guidelines set forth by the State of Arkansas.
Funeral services will be held at the First Assembly of God in Jay, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00am. Brother Gerald Anderson and Brother Kenton Rowe will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Dickson Cemetery in Cherokee City, Arkansas with Brother Dan Roberts officiating.
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