December 09, 1928 ‒ August 22, 2018
Harold “Cobb” Farris, age 89 of Sunbury passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at First Community Village.
He was born on December 9, 1928 in Columbus to the late Cecil E. and Emma H. (Baldridge) Farris. A graduate of Galena High School in 1947, he lettered in basketball and baseball.
Before retiring he worked as a Forman with Columbus Stove, Ranco, Sunray Stove, and Flexible Corp. A lifelong fan of baseball, the Reds and Buckeyes, he coached Little and Pony Leagues for 16 years. He enjoyed Golfing in the Monday Night League at Sunbury Golf Course and worked there as a part-time caretaker.
Cobb was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM for 62 years and was a 50-year member and Past Patron several terms of Columbia Chapter #33 OES. Strong, but easygoing in nature, he also loved his Golden Retrievers and family dinners.
Survived by sons Kris of Sebring, Florida and Lynn Farris of Westerville, grandchildren Stacy, Kevin, Jared, and Ryan, Several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, brother-in-law: Richard “Dick” (Phyllis) DeVore of Sunbury, several nieces Beth (Don) Kaltenbach, Terry, Tina, Tammy Capitano, and nephew Garee DeVore.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years Joan (DeVore), sister Barbara Capitano in 2015 and Golden Retriever Shadow.
Special thank you to Tammy Reedy for her care.
Friends may call 4-7 Monday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held 1:00 Tuesday in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contribution can be made to Humane Society of Delaware County.
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