Everett Charles Farris, Jr., of Flat Top Mountain, Tennessee, passed on August 29th, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born on Christmas Day in 1927. Raised by his grandparents after the death of his parents, Charles attended Central High School and then spent two years in the Navy. Charles retired from Dupont in 1983 after thirty-four years of working as the Supervisor of the Power House. He was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and a member of John Morgan's Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons: Chuck (Debbie), Chris (Kim), James (Rachel), Joe, and daughter, Dawn Dalton Hawkins (Danny). He leaves behind nine grandchildren: Terry and Taylor Dalton, Nathan and Mary Beth Farris, Cole and Blake Farris, Kayla, Carter, and Caroline Farris Baker, and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Grayson Dalton. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Arnold and Kathryn Blevins, parents Everett Charles, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Farris, brother, Ronald Farris and sister, Kathryn Smith.
Charles loved God, his family, and his country. He was an avid Tennessee Volunteer fan and FOX News follower. Charles was a skilled builder, electrician, plumber, and general handyman. His work ethic was unmatched, and he was responsible and dependable in all things, always willing to lend a helping hand. Charles enjoyed a good sermon and songs out of the hymnal. He liked spending time on the water and was a talented skier in his younger days. He spent many weekends at the beach with his family and eventually retired to Panama City, Florida for several years. Charles loved telling stories and entertaining many friends and his family with tales of travels, work, and football. Simple meals and plain food were his preference, but he had a sweet tooth. He enjoyed Honey Buns for breakfast and rarely turned down dessert. Charles was never happier than when he was surrounded by his family. His wit and wisdom will be greatly missed. He leaves behind a legacy of love for God and devotion to family, for which we are forever grateful.
Visitation will take place at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, on Sunday, September 2nd 1:00-3:00. A Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation. A graveside service will take place Monday, September 3rd at 10:30 at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 .