MATTOON -- Edward “Eddie” Farris, age 56, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 4:30 A.M., Monday, January 15, 2018, at his residence.
The funeral service in his honor will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, with Pastor Eric Harmon officiating. The visitation will be held the same day at the funeral home from 12:00 P.M. until the service begins.
Eddie was born January 3, 1962, in Mattoon, IL, the son of Charles and Lucy (Bishop) Farris. He is survived by his second mother, Ruth Farris of Toledo, IL; two sons, Brandon Hancock and wife Becky of Charleston, IL, Edward Farris Jr. and wife Kendra of Coarsegold, CA; two grandchildren, Maya and Morgan Farris of Coarsegold, CA; four brothers, Jeffrey Farris of Mattoon, IL, James Farris and wife Peggy of Mattoon, IL, Travis Farris and wife Madina of Mattoon, IL, Charles Farris Jr. and fiancée Liz Kopp of Toledo, IL; one sister, Sharon Bass of Mattoon, IL; best friend, Stefanie Haynes of Mattoon, IL; several nieces and nephews; and his feline companion, Bugz. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Karen Farris.
Eddie was employed by Darrin’s Automotive as a mechanic, a perfect profession for him as he loved tinkering, exploring, and repairing vehicles. He enjoyed a wide array of music and collected various items throughout his life, such as matchbox cars. Eddie will always be remembered for his big heart, selfless and giving nature.