Mr. Farris Elwood Oney, age 85, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky.
He was born October 6, 1932, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Arvil and Alpha Tackett Oney.
He was of the Primitive Baptist faith and a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed riding horses, watching UK basketball, going to the post office, and talking with friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Crawford Oney; two grandchildren, Jonathan Falkner and Kristy Roe; two brothers, Everett Oney and Larry Dale Oney; and three sisters, Vivian Carter, Anna Ruth Webb, and Carolyn Oney.
Farris is survived by three sons, Farris Oney Jr. (Evelyn), Jeffrey Oney (Tammie) and Gary Oney (Shelia) all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one daughter, Kathy Roe (Mitchell) of Greenup, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Denver Oney (Shirley) of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and two sisters, Mary McKenzie (Romah) of Olive Hill, Kentucky and Wanda Davis (Ernest) of Wayne, West Virginia. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Elder John Funk and Elder Eddy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Friends visited from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 and after 9 a.m. Monday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Paul Richards, Jeff Oney Jr., Kris Oney, Jerrad Appleman, Shannon Oney and Blake Enix will serve as pallbearers.
Published on January 29, 2018