Farris Zuspan

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Farris "Doc" Zuspan died peacefully on February 19, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 84.

Doc is preceded in death by his parents, Farris and Sada Zuspan. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 62 years; children, Cindy Zuspan of Conroe, Texas; Dan and Barb Zuspan of Seattle, Washington; Jeff and Babette Zuspan of Bellaire, Texas; and Todd and Ann Zuspan of The Woodlands, Texas. He is also survived by grandchildren Callie (Matt), Nathan (Michelle), Kacie, Jeffrey, Nicolas, Kara, Kyle and Connor; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Jada and Daron; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Doc was born on September 5th, 1930, the only child of Dr. Farris and Sada Zuspan, Flat River, Missouri. He attended Flat River Junior College and Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau. Doc was drafted in 1951 and was a U.S. Army Corporal based in Killeen, Texas, which at the time was a top secret atom bomb storage facility. He married Joan Thurman on May 18th, 1952 in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Doc began his career with Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a sales representative for several companies over the years while living in St. Louis, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; and Crystal Lake, Illinois. In 1982, Doc and family moved to Conroe, Texas, where he finished his career as one of the leading salesmen at Red Wing Shoe Company.

In retirement, Doc filled his days playing golf at River Plantation Country Club, gin rummy and bridge with friends, and cross word puzzles. Doc was a dedicated individual who loved his family and spent immeasurable time with family in Bellaire, Seattle, and The Woodlands and at many sporting, musical and church events for his grandchildren. Doc was very appreciative of his family and their closeness. His legacy lives on through his family's strong bond and love for one another. Doc was always known as a great friend to many, a straight shooter and very sincere.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church-Conroe, 4038 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304 with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Doc's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to M.D. Anderson (http://gifts.mdanderson.org), First United Methodist Church-Conroe or the . Condolences may be left at www.CashnerConroe.com. The family would like to thank M.D. Anderson and Gentiva Hospice for their care and treatment. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 21 to Mar. 6, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
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