#FarrisStory: "I salute my dad, mentor, teacher and friend!"

"I have many members of my family that have given me inspiration and drive but I would have to say my dad has the best story. He was sent out on his own at the age of nine, before the Great Depression, and before the dirty thirty's. He went on to finish grade school, Jr. high and high school all through those tough aforementioned times in Oklahoma. Put himself through college then went into the Army Air Corp during WW II. Spent his life as a school teacher and lived to be 100 years old! He taught me a great lesson in work ethic, perseverance, how to pray, and so many other little things that have helped me to succeed in my life's endeavors. I salute my dad, mentor, teacher and friend!" - Tim from McAlester, OK