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Vernon Faris

April 12, 1926 — June 10, 2020

Vernon Sidney Faris was born April 12, 1926 in Bandera, TX to Manuel and Beulah Faris. He went to be with our Lord on June 10, 2020 at 94 years, 1 month and 28 days. He was a lifelong resident of Bandera County except for the time he served in the U.S. Army stationed in the Asian Theater. He also worked in Bexar County for a brief time before returning to Bandera in 1958. He then moved to his hometown of Medina in 1959 serving and residing on the Cripple Creek Ranch for seven years and on the Rock Chimney Ranch for 37 years until his retirement living the remainder of his life north of Medina. \r\n\r\nVernon was a rancher deeply involved with the production of sheep, goats, cattle, and horses. He was very successful in producing prize winning lambs and goats for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His real passion was training horses and a favorite pastime was riding, as evidenced by his last ride at the age of 91. His love of horses was exceeded only by his love of his family. \r\n\r\nHe was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Mary, one sister Maedell Carpenter, four brothers BJ, Claude, Ernest, Ned; two sisters-in-law Jean Faris and Barbara Hand; and two brothers-in-law Denny Banta and Bud Hand. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by: son Preston (Kay) of Sonora; daughter Marilyn Bone (Bobby) of Spring Branch. Grandchildren, Zane Bone (Amber) of College Station, Amanda Daly (Reid) of Spring Branch, Brian Faris (Reyna) of Blanco, Brandon Faris of Sonora, Shawna Rogers (Justin) of Medina, nine great grandchildren (Kendall and Lainey Bone, Raylee, Craddock and Preslee Faris, Kasadee and Kinzley Daly, and Phoebe and Jocelyn Rogers); two brothers Bill and Harvey; one sister Etta Sutton; sister-in-laws Georgia Banta, Barbara Faris, and Mildred Jecmenek; and numerous uniquely special nieces, nephews, and greats.\r\n\r\nVernon was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina. The family wishes that donations be made to First Baptist Church Medina TX. \r\n\r\nVisitation will be held 5-8 PM, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Bandera.\r\n\r\nGraveside services will be held at 2 PM, June 14, 2020 at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, with military honors.\r\n

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