Dr. John K. Farris




John K. Farris, 92, Holly Hill, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Mr. Farris was born November 17, 1914, in Bowling Green, Ky. After he received his bachelor of science degree from Western Kentucky University, he started the Simpson County School Band in Franklin, Ky., and he was the Mayesville High School Band Director in Maysville, Ky., for 29 years. In the early 1940s, Mr. Farris played with the Francis Craig Orchestra in Nashville, Tenn. After retiring and moving to Florida in June of 1977, John attended Daytona Beach Drive-in Christian Church. He played in the flute choir in Cocoa and participated in the D.B.C.C. orchestra. His hobby was designing and creating, from scratch, stuffed fabric bears with movable parts. Mr. Farris is survived by several cousins. Memorials may be sent to the John K. Farris Scholarship Fund at Downing Academy for Performing Arts c/o Caroline Reece at 120 Edgemont Road, Mayesville, KY 41056. Arrangements are under the direction of Haigh-Black Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.haigh-black.com

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