Letters to the editor

Blaylock fondly remembers the late Faris Ashkar

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Faris Ashkar’s sudden passing Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Faris was a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce member under his custom woodworking and design business, Artistic Designs.

I know many of you did not get to meet Faris, but for those who did — whether it was once or multiple times at weekly Chamber networkings — I’m sure you’ll share in both our sadness at his passing and our gratitude for knowing him.

Anyone who met Faris would speak readily of his kindness, warmth, intelligence and creativity.

Faris was a longtime resident of the Town of Farragut; he could talk long and well

about the growth and change he had seen in this part of Knox County.

We at the Chamber would often call to check in with Faris if he had not stopped by the office in a while for a cup of coffee to discuss and show off his latest creations.

Faris’ son, Charles, wanted his father’s service information to be shared with our members because of how much his father loved our Chamber and being involved in it.

Julie Blaylock


Farragut West Knox

Chamber of Commerce