Stephen "Steve" Ray Farris always had a joke in him. It was never a dull moment around him. He was a lover of many things. He loved his family, especially his grandkids, cooking, football, western movies with the volume very loud, fishing and women. He thought he was a ladies man and he was the man. Steve never met a stranger and he had a great personality. His smile would light up the room. He always had endless jokes and thought he was the smartest person. He brought so much joy to his family and friends. He liked people. He liked having a good time. He liked working and having money in his pockets. He liked helping people...he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was ABSOLUTELY A LOVING PERSON!!!
For many years he worked for the famous "Aunt Bea" right here in Siler City as her personal butler. He worked with her until her death. Many years later he started working with the Bell family in Chapel Hill. He worked as a painter, maintenance along with other duties for the family. Steve worked with the Bells until he no longer could. Steve was preceded in death by: his mother, Myrtle Glover; his father, Odell Farris; brothers, Leon and Odell Farris; sisters, Patricia Alston and Brenda Burnette.
He leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Peggy Newby and Elgenia Robinson (Ebon); son Stephen Newby (Anita); grandchildren, Shamyll Newby, Stephon Newby, Raeshan Robinson, Az'Hia Hackney, MaKiya Farrish, Dy Neece Robinson, Steshad Newby, Avanti Robinson, BreAnna Cheek and TeeAnna Cheek; great-grandson, Asaiah "Jace" McKinnie; an expected great-granddaughter; brothers, Issac (Beverly) and Wayne Farris; sisters, Betsy and Robin Farris; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
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