Paul Flint Farris

Paul Flint Farris

Paul Flint Farris, 61, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, with his family by his side.

He was born on May 19, 1957, in Cairo, the son of Paul R. and Lois Miller Farris.  

He married Donna J. Hoppe on Nov. 26, 1993.

He was a 1975 graduate of Egyptian High School and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He worked on the family farm through high school. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Farris was employed as a sales marketing representative for the American Lubricants Company of Dayton, Ohio, and Seay Oil Company of Hopkinsville, Ky. At the time of his death, he was employed with Heritage Petroleum Company of Evansville, Indiana.  

In addition to receiving numerous awards and recognitions for his work, he was a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and a Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst.  

Survivors include his wife, Donna Farris of Cape Girardeau; his mother, Lois Miller Farris of Cape Girardeau; a son, John Paul Farris of Dongola; a step-daughter, Amy (Frank) Simpson of Carbondale; a stepson, Bucky Thompson of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren Alissa Farris, Sydney Simpson and Tyler Thompson; a great-grandchild, Ella Rose Crisman; a sister, Nancy Speakman of Liberty, Mo.; a brother, Chad (Kay) Farris of Whitewater, Mo.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Farris.

Funeral services for Paul Flint Farris were at noon Friday, Dec. 21, at Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Ellen Gurnon officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.

Memorials can be made to Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.

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