George W. Farris
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Portsmouth - George Winter Farris (Capt. USN Ret.) passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The son of William Burns Farris and Lila Mae Winter Farris, Captain Farris was born on March 9, 1924 in San Jose, CA.
He was a World War II veteran, joining the Navy at the age of 17 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served his country for 35 years. He commanded two warships, the USS O'Brien and the USS Ponce.
Captain Farris was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Eleanor Vanderberry Farris. He is survived by his daughter, Sharri Lynne Farris Harter.
The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, September 7th at Captain Farris' home, 204 Shore Drive, Portsmouth, VA from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
A memorial service and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior' Project.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 5, 2013