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James Raymond "Porter" Farris

November 27, 1933 January 9, 2018
James Raymond "Porter" Farris
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James Raymond Farris was born November 27, 1933 to James Eunis and Lilla Bell Farris. James grew up in Okemah, OK. He married his wife and best friend, Pauletta Faye Farris in 1963. James was known to many as James Porter and to all as a hard-working man. He owned and operated Farris Roustabouts. James and Fay raised their three children in Del City, OK and returned to Okemah, OK to care for his mother and be closer to his siblings. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Okemah, OK.

He was known as Papaw to his 9 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He loved watching cowboy movies and would never be seen without a toothpick in his mouth. He also enjoyed camping and watching his children and grandchildren play at the lake.

On January 9, 2018, James left this earth to join his parents, James and Lila Farris, sisters Betty Brackin, Maxine Dunham, and Mary Jo Morrison, and brother Robert Farris in eternal life.

He leaves behind and will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Pauletta Faye Farris, son Terry Farris and wife Lisa of Mustang, OK, daughters Tina Maye and husband Todd of Coweta, OK, and Theresa Patrick of Moore, OK, 9 grandchildren- James Eric Brown, Lisa Kifer, Lindsay Branan, Timmothy Skirlock, Aaron Hazen, Ashley Corona, Lacey Farris, Brittany Farris, and William Farris. 21 great grandchildren, sisters Mildred Parker, Barbara Sue Payne, and Carolyn Pinkston, and brother Gerald Farris.

In loving memory, his last words.Huhhh!?!

The celebration of life service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel in Vinita. Interment will follow at the Ballard Cemetery in Bernice, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are under the direction of the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita.

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2:00 PM 1/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel

201 N. Wilson Street
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Wilson Street Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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