William E. Garris, age 61 of Branchville, NJ passed away on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at his home.
Born in Newton to the late Charles and Mary (Meyers) Garris, William was a lifelong Sussex County Resident. Serving farmers of Warren, Sussex, and Orange Counties for over 43 years, William worked as an artificial insemination technician for Premier Select Sires.
Active in his community, William was a deacon and financial secretary at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church, a treasurer with the Sussex County Agricultural Society, and a secretary and treasurer for the Sussex County Milk Producers.
Predeceased by his parents, William is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Theresa (Kuperus) Garris and two sons, Christopher and his wife Vicki of Sioux Center, IA, and Justin and wife Courtney Garris of Newton, NJ. He is also survived by the joys of his life, his five grandchildren Leena, Clint, Lacey, Skylar, and Austin Garris; as well as his brothers Tom and wife Beth Garris of Bloomfield, NJ, and Joe and Diana Garris of Newton; and sister Jill and her husband Ron of Albuquerque, NM.
Visitation for William will be held on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07416. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11th, 11AM at the Christian Reformed Church, 49 Unionville Road, Sussex, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Christian School, 92 Route 519, Newton, NJ 07860.