PERRY - Ralph William Farris, 83, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. Ralph was born in Eastport on August 16, 1932, son of the late Burton and Jennie (Townsend) Farris.
He attended school in Eastport and at an early age started working for Guilford Industries, Merle Corp., and the local sardine factories. In 1951 he enlisted in the Army National Guard serving as a Cannoneer. In the 1970's Ralph started with Georgia Pacifica, retiring in 1994. He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eastport and was a member of Knight of Pythias and the Perry Grange.
In addition to his parents Ralph was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Hatt) Farris; a son, David Farris; and siblings, Blanche Linton, Frances Robinson, Agnes Morgan, Edith Dowling, Dewey Farris, Edith Farris, Laura Farris, and Burton Farris. Surviving are his wife, Jean (Dullnig) Farris of Perry; five children, Donna Jamieson and husband Ricky of Dennysville, Richard Farris and wife Tammy of Eastport, Jean Wade and husband Roger of Robbinston, Karen Sawyer of Eastport, and Lisa Farris of Edmunds; a daughter-in-law, Sabine Farris of Perry; a brother, Charles Farris and wife Joanne of Springfield, MA; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ralph's life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Mays Funeral Home - Flagg Chapel, 72 High St., Eastport. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com