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Russell "Butch" Edward Farris Jr.

September 16, 1947 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 73)

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Russell “Butch” Edward Farris, Jr., 73, of Jasper, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 28th, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on September 16th, 1947 to Russell “Tom” E. Farris, Sr. and Betty Jane (Flick) Farris.

Butch married Patricia “Patty” Chestnut and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (1) Brother – David Lee Farris; Infant Son – Daniel Edward Farris; Son-in-Law – Matthew Magee; Brother-in-Law – Alan Potts; Father and Mother-in-Law – Walter and Dorothy Chestnut; and Step Mother-in-Law – Bonnie Chestnut.

Butch attended Springs Valley High School and served in Vietnam in the United States Army.

He had been employed at Indiana Handle Company and had also worked for the Town of French Lick and French Lick Sheraton Hotel.

Butch was a horse racing fan, enjoyed playing golf and bowling, and loved “fishing” at the French Lick Casino.

He enjoyed watching westerns and Pacers and Colts games.  Butch was also a big fan of Larry Bird and Tiger Woods. 

He is survived by:

Wife Patricia “Patty” Farris Jasper, Indiana

(2) Daughters Lisa Levi (Kedrick) Orleans, Indiana
Teresa Magee Huntingburg, Indiana

(1) Step-Son Tony Weber Columbus, Indiana

(4) Brothers Michael “Mick” Farris (Sue) West Baden Springs, Indiana
Roy Dale Farris French Lick, Indiana
Monty Farris Paoli, Indiana
Gary Farris (Justine) Sheffield Lake, Ohio

(2) Sisters Janie Merkel (Andy) Celestine, Indiana
Cynda Potts Paoli, Indiana

(3) Grandchildren Brian Wininger Jasper, Indiana
Catherine Wininger Huntingburg, Indiana
McKaylan Levi Orleans, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Craig Chestnut and Pastor Mike Newlin on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer- Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation for friends will be Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union, 11135 IN 56, French Lick, IN 47432 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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June 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
June 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Interment following funeral service
June 30, 2021

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

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