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Jimmy "Jamey" Floyd Farris Jr.

Tuesday, October 31st, 1961 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Jamey Farris of Sparta, TN, formerly Memphis, passed away Saturday, December 19, at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital of Sparta. He was 59.

Born to Jimmy “Hot Shot” and Norma Sue Wilhite Farris of Memphis, TN (formerly Sparta, TN), Jamey is the second and “Tallest Boy” of Jim and Norma’s family: Keeba, and twins Todd and Nanette. While in Memphis Jamey attend C. H. Spurgeon Academy and Evangelical Christian High Schools while helping his father with his business Apollo Distributing – supplying the surrounding communities with janitorial and maintenance supplies which gave him an unparalleled sense of direction and never-ending stories to tell – from “Speed Bump” to cleaning out rental house TVs. Upon graduating, he attended The University of Memphis and graduated with a degree in Communications and Broadcast Radio. Soon thereafter, he met his future morning coffee-drinking love Apryl and were married on January 26, 1991.

While moving back to his parent’s hometown of Sparta, Jamey began his own business and therefore continuing his father’s business in Cookeville, TN – Apollo Distributing, where he served the surrounding communities of the Upper Cumberland and Middle Tennessee which strengthened his ability to form connections with anyone he met. Jamey and Apryl welcomed their precious daughter Ashtyn, on April 1, 1994 and loving son Greyson, on February 18, 1999 whom they would nurture into the world as future disciples of Christ.

As a founding member of Immanuel Community Church, Jamey exemplified Christ throughout his life ministering to others in his favorite way – conversation. Jamey was an advocate of Reformed Theology and his greatest legacy is his Christian family. Instituting a strong work ethic, discipleship, and devoted husband and father, Jamey will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Norma Sue Farris of Memphis, formerly of Sparta. Jamey is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Apryl, and son Greyson Farris of Sparta, and daughter Ashtyn Farris Douglas and husband Braxton of Cookeville; as well as sisters and brother: Keeba and David Cunningham of Sparta, Nanette Farris of Memphis, and Todd and Amy Farris of Memphis, along with nieces and nephews: Kelsey Cunningham Osborne, Trae Dickey, DJ and Hampton Cunningham, Annalee Cunningham, McKinley and Carlton Farris.

A visitation for Jamey is planned for Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

As the family wants to honor Jamey's wishes and COVID precautions, a graveside service at Elrod Cemetery of Sparta will follow at 12:30 P.M.

Pastor Chris Donnelly to officiate

In lieu of flowers, people wishing to honor Jamey’s lifelong commitment to church, family, and community may make donations to the GoFundMe account: Jamey Farris Christmas Meals for hospitalized patients and family members for Christmas.

Pallbearers: Greyson Farris, Braxton Douglas, Todd Farris, Jeremy Wilhite, Jeff Wilhite, Jerry Wilhite, Pat Wilhite, Harold Moore, Bobby Moore, Rick Saylors
Honorary Pallbearers: Russel Dietz, Stanley Neal, Curtis Freels, Jay Snider, Chris Moser, Joe Lowery, Chris Copeland



DUE TO COVID-19, MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN INSIDE OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME DURING ALL TIMES. THANK YOU.


Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Elrod Cemetery
    Address
    6377-, 6729 Burgess Falls Rd
    SPARTA, TN 38583
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  • Interment

    Location
    Elrod Cemetery
    Sparta, TN 38583

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Alana, Denise, Jan and Renee

Posted at 09:36am
Thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace. We Love You!
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Sarah O Maddox

Posted at 09:10am
We were so sad to hear the news of Jamie’s passing. He was one of our favorite teenagers growing up at Bellevue. Jamie was always so considerate of us adults. He always had a smile in his face. It was a privilege to know Jamie as one of Melanie’s friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Sarah & Roland Maddox
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Everette Hatcher

Posted at 11:24am
I grew up in Memphis and went to Evangelical Christian School and Bellevue Baptist. There at ECS and in the Bellevue youth department was Jamey Farris who I became good friends with and we went on many of the same Youth Choir tours at Bellevue and other youth trips together. Plus we played on the ECS basketball team together although he was much better than me.
We both were challenged by our pastor Adrian Rogers and youth director Dan Carter to live for Christ and I remember having conservations with Jamey as we both tried to put that into action.

I considered Jamey a good Christian friend who would share his heart with me anytime I asked him any question. He was a true friend that way.

I remember when he transferred over to ECS and I tried to introduce him around but he seemed to have more friends than I did after one month!!! What a friendly person he was!!!! I will truly miss him and what a blessing he was to all who knew him.
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Steve & Kay Phillips

Posted at 09:43am
We are so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Jamie and always enjoyed his visits to our store.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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Andy Wooten

Posted at 06:05am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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