Richard Edward Farris

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RICHARD EDWARD FARRIS died at home in Little Rock, Ark., on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 66 years. Richard was born March 22, 1951 in Little Rock, the third of four children to Dr. Guy R. Farris and Joan Reichardt Farris. Richard was predeceased by Dr. and Mrs. Farris, as well as by his former wife, Bridget Fennell Farris. Richard is survived by his sons, Greyson Farris of Springdale, Ark., and Matthew (Lindsey) Farris and their daughter Penny of Maumelle, Ark.; his brother, Guy R. (Skip) Farris, III (Missy) of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Kristi Broglen (Rick, deceased) and Ruth Ann (Roger) Yancey, of Little Rock. Richard was beloved by many nieces and nephews and their children as well. Richard graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1969 and from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1974. In 1977, Richard established Farris Construction, which he operated until his recent retirement. During his career, Richard built some of the finest homes in and around Little Rock. Oftentimes, Richard's clients became additions to a long list of faithful friends. Richard was a lover of the outdoors who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and close friends. Richard will be remembered by all who knew him for his generosity, kindness and his unflagging helpfulness, especially in times of trouble. A service in celebration of Richard's life will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 3 p.m., at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, where Richard was a member. The Rev. Mary Vano will officiate. Interment will follow the service and a reception at the church will follow.The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 20900 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark., 72223 or Central Arkansas Habitat for Humanity, 6700 S. University Ave. Little Rock, Ark., 72209. Arrangements entrusted to Ruebel Funeral Home.

Published August 6, 2017

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