Elmer Eugene Pharris Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2000

Kenai resident Elmer Eugene Pharris Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at his home. He was 40.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

Mr. Pharris was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Brunswick, Maine, to Gene Sr. and Carol Ann Pharris. He was educated in Wyoming. He lived in Wyoming until moving to Kenai in 1983. He was a welder's helper by trade, but held various other jobs around the Kenai area. They included being a taxi cab driver and a gas attendant at the 'Y' Chevron in Soldotna. He had received safety awards for his work on the job.

Mr. Pharris enjoyed working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, welding, fishing, camping and the ocean.

The family wrote, "He was a loving and caring father and husband. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends."

Mr. Pharris was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Tammy Pharris, of Kenai; his children Ryan, Robin and Russel Pharris, all of Kenai; his father, Elmer Eugene Pharris Sr., of Kenai; sisters Judy French, of Kenai, Bessey Avery, of Sterling, Linda Olson, of Idaho, Lyniveta Batty and Bobby Jo King, both of Soldotna; a brother, Warren "Jimmy" Pharris, of Nikiski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Pharris family at 310 N. Spruce St., Apt. 5, Kenai, AK 99611-7669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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