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Harley Phariss

January 8, 1927 — September 20, 2022

Harley Dean Phariss, 95, formerly of Fairland, Oklahoma, peacefully passed into eternal rest, September 20, 2022 at Neosho, Missouri.

Harley was born at home January 8, 1927 on the family farm near Broxton in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Aldine Burns Lane and Willis E. Phariss. He lived in the southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma area since 1975. Harley retired from Baker Packers, a division of Baker Hughes Oil Company. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin.

Harley and Wanda Lou McCay married September 19, 1948 in Henrietta, Texas. She preceded him in death on September 9, 2020, after nearly 72 years of marriage. He is also preceded in death by their infant son Gary Dean Phariss, his parents, sisters Ruby Roberts Weber and Neva Jackson, brothers-in-law Mitchell Roberts, Angus Weber, and Elmer Jackson, sister-in-law Margie Phariss, son-in-law Hank Marsh, and infant granddaughter Sasha Ludine Johnson. Also preceding him in death were in-laws Lucille and Oney McCay, Larry (Nita) McCay, Deveryl (Orville) Tallant, Carl (Marge) McCay, Gerald (Cheryl) Mccay, and Dee McCay Scott.

Survivors are Harley's children, Joe, Tim (Kim) Susan, and Mary (Wayne). grandchildren John(Michelle), Tom (Nancy), Kim (Tim), Sydel (Jay), Noah, Micah, Austin (Mandy),Jada (Kevin), and Merritt (Luke). Great-grandchildren Josh, Coraline, Layla, TJ, Silas, Wyatt, Rylee (Eric), Regan (Levi), Reese, Rowan, Rhett, and Harrison. Great-great-grandchildren Jed and Emery. Brothers Robert Phariss and Jim (Carolyn) Phariss, sister in law Carolyn (Jim) Love and brother in law Kent Scott.

The body has been taken for cremation. Services were entrusted to Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. Harley's ashes will be interred in Fairview City, Apache, Oklahoma at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 5 next to Wanda and their son Gary Dean.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff and residents of Neosho Gran Villas, who so kindly befriended Harley and lovingly cared for him right to the end of his long life. Thank you very much. 

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Friday, October 14, 2022

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

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