Farris Waylon Mims
1/17/1938 - 1/2/2018

Farris Waylon (Poppy) Mims, 79, of Lone Oak, passed away from liver cancer on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 9 am until service time.

Mr. Mims was born on January 17, 1938 in Hughes Springs, Texas to Davis Wimberly Mims and Bessie Lee Haun. He married Darlene Windholz on November 27, 1981 in Garland, Texas. In his early years, he worked for the Dallas Morning News, a carpet layer, a truck driver and the last thirteen years for Wright Park Golf Course in Greenville, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was on the U.S.S. Keppler.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Sue Mims; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Norman; sons, Russell Mims and wife, Joie and Michael Crosby and wife, Julie; daughters, Angie Twedell and husband, Mike and Michelle Hanson; brother-in-law, Hubert Windholz and wife, Tina; sister-in-law, Donna Dunham and husband, Bob, Becky Hills and husband, Mark, Debbie Jurcak, Geneva Mims and Bonnie Mims; grandchildren, Holly, Amy, Jessica, Matt, Ashley, Madeline, Brody, Charli, Maggie and Morgan; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; two sisters; father-in-law, Hubert Windholz, Sr.; and mother of his biological children, Rita Gay Welch.

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