Ernest Farris

Posted 4/26/21

NEWMAN — Ernest Michael Farris, 74, of Hume died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the …

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Ernest Farris

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NEWMAN — Ernest Michael Farris, 74, of Hume died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Joines Funeral Home, with pastor Justin Smith officiating.  Burial follows at the Young America Cemetery.  A visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the funeral home.

Mr. Farris was born Jan. 11, 1947, the son of the late Ernest and Marcella Curtwright Farris in Danville. He married Sharon White on Sept. 8, 1968, in Hume, and she survives.

He is also survived by two children, Joel (Hoa) Farris of Champaign and Amanda (Josh) Drake of Camargo; three grandchildren, Hayden, Harper and Lilly; one brother, Jon (Sherry) Farris of Cissna Park; and one niece, Paige Farris.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Ryan Farris.

Mr. Farris grew up on a farm just outside of Hume where he worked with his brother and father. He served in the Army in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a farmer for most of his life and finally retired in 2015. Although, he never quit worrying about the weather as farmers do.  He also worked for IDOT for many years. Being outdoors was his favorite place to be. Hunting and fishing were some of his favorite hobbies.  

He was an active member of the Hume American Legion and was a Free Mason.  He loved his wife Sharon, of almost 53 years, very much. They met in the lunch line in 6th grade and have been together ever since. His children Joel and Amanda brought him so much joy as did his grandchildren Hayden, Harper and Lilly. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle and will be greatly missed.


Memorial donations may be made to the Hume American Legion or the Hume Auxiliary.

Online condolences at joinesfuneralhome.com.