Glen "Dewey" Farris
April 24, 1962 – October 25, 2023
“Dewey” Farris passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family. He went to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ and his recently deceased siblings, Laurie, and Kevin. Family Chaplain Aunt Jo was there when he departed to ensure prayers were given to our Dewey. Dewey was raised in Pinellas Park, Florida, and he was a graduate of Pinellas Park High School, class of 1980.
Dewey worked for Red Lobster in the Tampa Bay area for 22 years. He also ran his own successful window cleaning business for 30 plus years. Dewey Loved Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s. He had an Aspen RT and a Dodge Dakota V8 truck. He used that truck in his window cleaning business. He bought a vintage International Harvester truck that he would drive around the Bay Crest neighborhood with friends and his son. We all laughed at how that International truck smelled like the gorilla cage at Busch Gardens!
Dewey loved classic rock from the 60’s and 70’s. It is a well-known fact that when Dewey was young and handsome, he was a Peter Frampton look-alike. He also loved to ride his bike in his spare time.
Dewey was insanely proud of his son Scott, also known as Scotty, and we were all told about it! We were told when Scotty graduated high school, graduated from the fire academy, and when he just recently made the rank of Senior Fire Fighter. He was always so proud. Scotty inspired Dewey to make better choices. Dewey called up his friend Donnie to tell him to come over to see the fort (shed) that he was building for Scotty. Donnie and Dewey ended up playing in the fort a lot more than Scotty. He loved the Bay Crest house where Scotty was raised.
Dewey was funny, facetious, infectious, hilarious, antagonizing, and he was caring and loving. Sometimes he was a downright pain in the butt. Dewey often gave credit to his childhood partner in crime, Cousin Eric.
Dewey had recently conquered his demons. He was telling us that he was happy that he was “living the dream”. He just moved into a bigger apartment that he worked hard for, and he was making trips to see his mother. Dewey was on his way up to mending fences and building bridges. We are all so proud of him. He often told his friend Donnie that he loved his
family and friends.
Dewey lost his phone a week before his accident. We all noticed that after he got a new phone, he made a lot of texts and calls to family and friends to tell us how much he loved us and cared about us. We love you too, Dewey.
Dewey is survived by his mother: Alma, Aunt Jo, sisters, Debbie, Allison and Julie, and his son, Scotty.
We love you and miss you, Dewey. We will all see you at another time.
A memorial service will be announced at a later time.