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Scott Allen Faris

Graham, North Carolina

March 24, 1976 - August 12, 2022

Scott Allen Faris Obituary

Scott Allen Faris, 46, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, August 12th, 2022.
 
Scott was born to Roger Faris and Karen Kornikoski March 24th, 1976 in Warren, PA.  Scott came into the world as "Grandpa's 5lb bag of sugar" but as an adult, you would have never been able to tell by his 6 foot 3-inch frame.  He started his life in Corry, PA, moved to Concord, NC when he was seven, and found his last place of residence in Alamance County in his mid-20s. His older sister Melissa and cousins Danette & Nathan were his first best friends. He never met a stranger and easily made new friends and spent his time outside with them growing up.  He took on the role, along with Melissa, of helping to take care of younger siblings Mandy and Brian once they were born.  He welcomed two girls, Annette and Justeene, into the world with his first wife Lisa Sossoman Kelly.  He was extremely proud of them and the grandchildren they gave him, Breylan and Talulah.  Both as an adult and a child he enjoyed collecting things, putting together transformers and other models, most recently 3-d mechanical puzzles. Anything dragon or wizard-related got his attention.  He also enjoyed reading, cooking and working with his hands, including working on repairs on cars.  He will always be remembered for his larger-than-life heart, and the willingness to drop everything to help anyone in need any way he could.  Family was very important to him.  His nephews and grandchildren enjoyed playing around with him as he was young at heart and loved to make people laugh.  He held various jobs throughout his days, mostly fast food and other retail.  He had been in declining health since an emergency surgery and hospital stay in September of 2021.  
 
Scott is survived by his Wife Julie Faris of Graham; his Daughters Annette Faris and son Breylan of Graham; Justeene Faris and daughter Talulah of Concord; Mother Karen Kornikoski  & companion Dan Benson of Corry, PA; Siblings Melissa Gayan and husband Tyler of Cartersville, GA;  Amanda Robinette and children Brayden & Carson of Burlington; Step-siblings Scott O’Daniel Jr, wife Laurel and sons J.P. &  Grant of Charlotte;  Amy Charnley and sons Thomas & Daniel of Charlotte; Peter O’Daniel, wife Brigid and children Jane & Ivo of Plymouth, IN and a large family of aunts uncles and cousins.  
 
Scott was preceded in death by his Father Roger Faris; Step-father Philip O'Daniel; Brother Brian O'Daniel; Paternal Grandparents Tom and Martha Faris; Maternal Grandparents John and Etta Kornikoski and Cousin Danette Tucker. 
 
A service to celebrate Scott’s life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at Macedonia Lutheran Church.  421W. Front St, Burlington, NC 27215. The family will receive friends before the service starts at 1:15 pm.  

Condolences may be offered online at www.richandthompson.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Scott Allen Faris hosted by Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service.

Scott Allen Faris, 46, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, August 12th, 2022.
 
Scott was born to Roger Faris and Karen Kornikoski March 24th, 1976 in Warren, PA.  Scott came into the world as "Grandpa's 5lb bag of sugar" but as an adult, you would have never been able to tell by his 6 foot 3-inch frame.  He started his life in Corry, PA, moved to Concord, NC when he was seven, and found his last place of residence in Alamance County in his mid-20s. His older sister Melissa and cousins Danette & Nathan were his first best friends. He never met a stranger and easily made new friends and spent his time outside with them growing up.  He took on the role, along with Melissa, of helping to take care of younger siblings Mandy and Brian once they were born.  He welcomed two girls, Annette and Justeene, into the world with his first wife Lisa Sossoman Kelly.  He was extremely proud of them and the grandchildren they gave him, Breylan and Talulah.  Both as an adult and a child he enjoyed collecting things, putting together transformers and other models, most recently 3-d mechanical puzzles. Anything dragon or wizard-related got his attention.  He also enjoyed reading, cooking and working with his hands, including working on repairs on cars.  He will always be remembered for his larger-than-life heart, and the willingness to drop everything to help anyone in need any way he could.  Family was very important to him.  His nephews and grandchildren enjoyed playing around with him as he was young at heart and loved to make people laugh.  He held various jobs throughout his days, mostly fast food and other retail.  He had been in declining health since an emergency surgery and hospital stay in September of 2021.  
 
Scott is survived by his Wife Julie Faris of Graham; his Daughters Annette Faris and son Breylan of Graham; Justeene Faris and daughter Talulah of Concord; Mother Karen Kornikoski  & companion Dan Benson of Corry, PA; Siblings Melissa Gayan and husband Tyler of Cartersville, GA;  Amanda Robinette and children Brayden & Carson of Burlington; Step-siblings Scott O’Daniel Jr, wife Laurel and sons J.P. &  Grant of Charlotte;  Amy Charnley and sons Thomas & Daniel of Charlotte; Peter O’Daniel, wife Brigid and children Jane & Ivo of Plymouth, IN and a large family of aunts uncles and cousins.  
 
Scott was preceded in death by his Father Roger Faris; Step-father Philip O'Daniel; Brother Brian O'Daniel; Paternal Grandparents Tom and Martha Faris; Maternal Grandparents John and Etta Kornikoski and Cousin Danette Tucker. 
 
A service to celebrate Scott’s life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at Macedonia Lutheran Church.  421W. Front St, Burlington, NC 27215. The family will receive friends before the service starts at 1:15 pm.  

Condolences may be offered online at www.richandthompson.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Scott Allen Faris hosted by Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service.

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