Wyatt Joseph Farris, age 16, of Walnut Shade passed away on September 12, 2022 at Cox Medical Center in Branson.
Wyatt was born on April 20, 2006 in Springfield; the son of Karl and Wendy (Robinson) Farris. A Junior at Branson High School, Wyatt was involved in several extracurricular activities such as wrestling, FFA, and shot put on the track and field team. In many ways, Wyatt was a typical teenage boy who enjoyed doing typical teenage things. He loved playing video games, hanging out with his friends and family, sleeping well past noon, and consuming an enormous amount of Dr. Pepper and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
While Wyatt was a typical teenage boy in many ways, he was also a one of a kind human being in every other way. Wyatt was kind, funny, and protective of his family, especially his loving mother. Wyatt had an Office quote for every situation, and a knack for making those around him laugh during difficult times. He was always the first to greet his family during get-togethers. He would always be there to give you a hug as you stepped out of your car and ask if you needed help carrying anything inside. Wyatt was a favorite among the younger children in his family. There wasn’t a single child who didn’t immediately love Wyatt and want to be picked up by him and thrown into the air. When Wyatt was in the room, you would always hear little ones giggling and family members laughing at his antics. The love he had for his family is hard to put into words. Wyatt was a blessing to all of those who were on the receiving end of his joyful spirit and love. Wyatt had a genuine heart and will always be the “Gentle Giant” to his family.
Wyatt is survived by his parents, Karl and Wendy Farris of Walnut Shade; two sisters, Mariah Dilbeck and Emily Farris; three brothers, Dustyn Dilbeck, Joseph Farris, and Ben Farris; two grandmothers, Sharon Robinson and Rosemary Robinson; and his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Wyatt was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Robinson.
A Graveside service will be held for Wyatt at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Prospect Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jeff Updegraff officiating.