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Farris Dean Wilson

Farris Dean Wilson

Farris Dean Wilson

Farris Dean Wilson

Farris Dean Wilson, of Mountain View, Hawaii, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at age 80, after a battle with cancer.

Born to Farris and Ada Wilson, he leaves behind three sons: Dylan and Flynn of Salt Lake City; Israel of Hilo, Hawaii; grandson Sephiroths; sister Ruth Mordue of Excelsior Springs; nephews Rich Mordue and Rusty Clevenger; nieces Vicki Bolin and Annette Voelter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise O’Dell, niece Janice Mawby and great niece Colleen Maidment.

Farris graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1955 and served in the Air Force from 1957-1961 while stationed in Mainland Japan and Okinawa. He attended the University of Central Missouri from 1961-1965. After graduating, he worked as a social worker in the Watts area of Los Angeles from 1965-1967. In 1967, he moved to San Francisco and primarily lived there until the mid-1980s when he moved to Hawaii, eventually settling near the town of Hilo until his death.

Farris was an avid reader, fun-longing, free-spirited, open-minded and philosophical, with an unending positive attitude about life. He was mischievous, loved music and was forever curious about the world. As a result, he embraced and had a great understanding of countries, cultures and their people. Conversations with Farris were like few others in life and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, Feb. 15, in Hilo, Hawaii. He was buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Hilo.

By Standard Staff •

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