John Farris

South Charleston, WV

John Farris

John Farris, age 89, of South Charleston, passed away Friday January 21, 2022 at Hubbard Hospice House after an extended illness.

He was born January 18, 1933 in Lebanon, son of the late Richard and Helen Abood Farris.  He was also preceded in death by his brother George Farris.

John was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He served his country in the US Navy and was retired from Columbia Gas after 40 years’ service.  He loved to travel, play tennis, and loved his WVU Mountaineers.

John is survived by his loving wife Janice; one daughter Kelley Coleman of Dunbar; one son, Tim Farris (Deseria) of Poca; step daughters, Terri Mitchell (Jim) of South Charleston and Denise Harvey (Doug) of Bloomington, IL; sister, Janette Charles (Bill) of Crofton, KY; brothers, Louis Farris (Sandy) of Charleston and Dick Farris (Kathy) of Pinch; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A service to honor John’s life will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday January 25, 2022 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Pastor Randy Richardson officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home.  The family will host a luncheon at the funeral home after the committal service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to Alzheimer’s Association at

Friends may share condolences at our website

Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

5 replies
  1. Josephine D Hypes (Cassis) says:

    Jeanette, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your brother.
    Jo Cassis Hypes
    (from early childhood)

  2. Thom, Sherri, Taylor (Morris), Tyler, and Skylar Casto says:

    Jan and family, we were so very sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was always great to play with the kids when they were growing up and as you know we loved you both dearly. You were two of the best friends and neighbors a family could ever have. Prayers from SC and the Casto family.

  3. Rita Wilson says:

    Jan, I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. I am praying for you and your family. May your good memories bring you comfort.

  4. Judy Shalhoup says:

    Dear Louie, Dickie, and Janette – I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved brother, John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families. May God be with you in your time of sorrow and may his memory be eternal.

  5. Rosa & George McKinney says:

    We are sorry for your loss, both you and Trinity have lost a wonderful person. The best consolation we can offer is that there is going to be a wonderful reunion party down the road, no aging, no weakness, nothing but happiness. So, peace and love to you, and most of all, hope!
    Rosa and George

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  • Tuesday, January 25
  • 12:00 noon

Funeral Service

  • Tuesday, January 25
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon