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Travis Farris

January 5, 1951 ~ March 4, 2017 (age 66)

It pains me to admit it, but just like the last OSU/OU football game, I did not get my way and apparently, I passed away on Saturday, March 4th at 9am surrounded by my loving family. Everyone told me it would happen one day but that's simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience just yet. God had different plans though! That's been the story of my life, God has always had a plan for my life. And while on that subject (the story of my life)…on January 5th, 1951  my parents celebrated my birth and I was introduced to all as James Travis Farris, the son of Claudia Marie (Addington) Farris and J.T. “Razz” Farris. I can't believe that happened in the first half of the last century but there are records on file in the Court House which can corroborate this claim. A few years later they decided to add my brother, Roy Lee, followed by my sister Delpha, and finishing with Barney. Soon we became known infamous Farris kids, and the world was changed forever. I graduated from Boise City High School in 1969. From there I went on to try a few jobs such as truck driving, and the oil field among other things. Eventually, God placed me at Moore-Norman Technology Center. Upon completion, I spent my time in working for 4J Welding in Norman, OK for numerous years before God would bless me beyond measure.  On October 12th, 1996 I married my life-long best friend and soul mate Dee Anne Capansky.  We blended our families and made our home in Boise City, OK.  Forming our own “Brady Bunch” was the ultimate adventure, one I will forever cherish. When I moved back to Boise City I started welding at Cimarron Feeders and eventually found my true calling in life, ODOT. As I worked there over the years Imanaged to work my way up the ladder, learning and loving the job as the years passed. In 2012, I applied for the supervisorposition in Beaver County. With the position I gained many more meaningful friendships and a new place to call our temporary home.  As God’s plan would have it, after my retirement we moved back to our home in Boise City in December of 2016.  I have enjoyed this life here with all of you so much! I will miss spending time with my grandkids, enjoying life with my wife, working in my yard, gardening, waking up before the sun on Saturday mornings to talk to my siblings, watching bull riding and cheering on my OSU Cowboys! I have loved being a member of the St. Paul’s Methodist church and my time in the Emmaus Community. Most of all I will miss spending time with my family. I love you all so much. 

My survivors include my wonderful wife, Dee Farris of Boise City; mother, Marie Farris of Purcell, OK; our three daughtersCassie Warren of Blanchard, OK; Amy Crawford and husband Tory; Brandy Hensley and husband Mike all of Boise City, OK; our three sons Mike Farris and wife Jenny of Purcell, OK; Terry Farris and wife Annie of Piedmont, OK, Larry Don Scott of Boise City; sister Delpha Burleson and husband Tony of Purcell, OK; and J.T. “Barney” Farris and wife Debby of La Junta, CO. My greatest treasures called me Papa, my 12 grandchildren, Shelby, Brendon and Hayley Farris, Carlie Lauck, Ethan and Baylie Warren, Jaden Scott, Taylor, Morgan, Jordan, Kaylie and Madison Crawford, and Ryker Hensley. 

Preceding me in leaving our Earthly home are; my father, J.T. “Razz” Farris; my brother, Roy Lee Farris; my son, Christopher; and my grandson, Hestin Farris. 

So… I was born; I blinked; and it was over. No buildings named after me; no statues erected in my honor, But  I DID have the chance to know and love each of you. How much more blessed can a person be? I will be waiting to embrace you when your time comes to leave your Earthly home. Remember my jokes and I will see you in God’s time. I love you all. And to all of you OU fans, be ready for the next bedlam game, I’ll be pulling some strings and my OSU Cowboys will be riding for another victory with those pistols firing! Go Pokes!

Celebration of Life services will be Saturday, March 25th, at 2pm at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street, Boise City, OK with Rev. Rusty Husted, pastor, and my good friend Johnny Henley officiating. 

Cremation and services are entrusted to Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, Guymon, OK. 

Memorials may be given in Travis’ memory to the Boise City Water Department to benefit the Water Park and Splash Pad or Oklahoma Panhandle Partners.


 


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