Richard Edward “Mike” Farris, 59 young years of age would like to let his family and friends know his work here with us is done. On July 10, 2020 he was given a special invite to attend a celebration honoring him with his heavenly family. He expresses his sorrow for leaving us and doesn’t want our hearts to be sad. He says enjoy the simple things , go bowling, have a beer, play some ACDC or just sit back and enjoy a good conversation with family and friends. He asks that each of us feel the gratitude he felt by doing something minor for someone. Simple things that just make others smile back at you. To his wife Yvonne Farris of Marshall, IL he says our 39 years of friendship and marriage taught me love really is unconditional and he would’t have wanted to share this world with anyone other than her ( his soul mate) and their kids, Aubrey Jean (Jake) Mayer of Marshall, IL, Michael Emory (Ceara) Dungan of Marshall, IL and Rheanna Vla (Kevin) Satterfield of Chrisman, IL and ten grandbabies, Anthony, Cole, Emma, Maurino, Jolen, Valerie, Ellianna, Emory and baby Torunn due in September. In addition to those mentioned previously he is also survived by his sister, Vickie Spencer, his younger brother Gregory Shawn Farris; his Aunt Ruby Goodwin all of Marshall, IL as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Those who have gone before him are his mother, Sally Washburn Farris; his father, James Richard Farris; his oldest brother, James Dean Farris; his sister, Debra Ruth Hutchens; a younger brother, Larry Eugene Farris and a sweet grandbaby, Areona. Roofing was his occupation as a Journeyman with Local 97 Roofers and Waterproofers of Champaign, IL until his retirement in 2016. He and his brothers worked this occupation side by side for many years. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 18th at the Marshall Cemetery. The family asks that due to Covid 19 a mask be worn and social distancing be practiced. Donations in memory of Rick can be made to the Clark County Youth Bowling League. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.