David Louis Farris passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021 in Oklahoma City surrounded by his family. He was born May 28, 1950 to Katy and Louis Farris in Altus, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of three children raised in Snyder, Oklahoma and later Oklahoma City. He especially loved riding his pony, Trigger, and climbing Flat Top Mountain in Snyder. He was a 1968 graduate of Putnam City High School and later graduated from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, he embarked on his lifelong career of serving delicious food to many Oklahomans and world travelers. David's passion for barbecue led him to a conquest of perfecting it, ultimately achieving that goal! He married Sydney Lee Patterson and had three of the most incredible children; David Dru, Zachary Lee and Ashley Lynn. They were his pride and joy. David was a member of St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katy and Louis Farris. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sydney, and children: Cara and Dru Farris, Sarah and Zac Farris, his beloved Ashley Farris and his four grandchildren, James Townsend ("Townes") Farris, Finn Sinclaire Farris, Hattie Marie Farris and William Mack Farris. He is also survived by his sister, Donna and her husband, Johnny Sammons; his sister, Gloria and her husband, Jim Kamas, his sister-in-law, Phoebe Sumner and mother-in-law, Phyllis McTiernan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as an extraordinary number of wonderful friends. Please remember all the memories, experiences and laughter David gave us. David was a real life George Bailey.Funeral at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 15000 North May Ave, OKC, OK followed by internment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Flowers That Do Not Wither Fund, 15000 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134.