Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 31, 2013

Joe Douglas “JD” Farris

GERMANTOWN, Md. — Joe Douglas “JD” Farris, age 77 of Germantown, MD passed away peacefully at his home August 29, 2013. He was born August 23, 1936 in Coalwood, West Virginia. JD received his education in Coalwood and attended Big Creek High School. As a young man he worked in the Olga mine of Carter Coal Company as a mechanic. He moved to Washington, DC  in the early 1960's and was employed as a mechanic with Sealtest and later Singer Sewing Machine. JD was married to Regina Richards on February 18, 1977 in Cheverly and resided in Laurel and relocated to Germantown in 1995. He was later employed as a mechanic with the Chevy Chase Circle Exxon for many years. He retired in 1995 as the facilities manager with Sydney S. Nayham Construction.

JD enjoyed tinkering with anything and collecting antiques and Americana Memorabilia. During JD's retirement he enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and lending a helping hand. He had an affection for West Highland White Terriers having had three of them all named McGreggor. He was very well respected by his Germantown community where he was known as the “mayor”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Fonnie Farris, a brother Ronald A. Farris and a son Terry Joe Farris.

Surviving are his wife Regina M. Farris of Germantown, MD; sons James D Farris (Leslie) and John R. Farris (Christina) all of Stafford, VA; daughter Anne Marie Weber (Brent) of Greensboro, NC; eleven grandchildren and sisters Joyce A. Lanier of Dunkirk, MD, Betty J. Thomas of Greensboro, NC and Sharon K. Hodock (Tommy) of Bluefield, VA, and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Owings, MD

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