On January 30, 2020, Daniel Edward Farris, Jr. went home to be with the Lord. He was born in Kansas City, MO, to Dan and Victoria Farris on June 17,1975. He moved to Texas when his father was transferred to NAS Dallas in 1982. He attended elementary school in Seagoville, and middle and high school in Cedar Hill. He graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 1993. Dan participated in band, power lifting, football, and was a member of the Art Club.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and was a participant in the Desert Storm Campaign. He was stationed in Honolulu, HI, at Pearl Harbor. Upon completion of his military tour, he returned to Texas. He attended Education America and earned an Applied Science degree in Technology and UT Arlington where he worked on a Geology degree. He worked for Intel in Arizona, Arlington ISD, and Lockheed.
On March 6, 2013, Dan married Mary Hearndon Gipson. They met in the Youth Department at First Baptist Cedar Hill in high school. He was a proud father when his son, Daniel III, was born August 5, 2014.
Dan enjoyed doing Civil War reenactments and outdoor activities. His aquarium held shells he collected while in the Navy. He continued to draw and paint and collect fossils and rocks. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Mary Farris and son Daniel Edward Farris III, his parents Daniel and Victoria Farris, his brothers David (Taarna) Farris, Timothy (Jessica) Farris, sister Jenifer (Joe) Crowder and eight nieces and nephews.
His final resting place will be at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. A memorial service will be announced in the future.