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Married to Linda Kay Farris since 1971. Son Mitch lives in Statesville with his wife Anna and their two children, William Francis and Mary Emma.  Daughter Mary Catherine Martin and her husband Nick have three children, Katie Magnolia, Savannah Rose and Evelyn Louise, and live in Troutman.


Founder of JMS Southeast Inc.( an ISO 9001 company founded in 1980. Manufacturer of Industrial and OEM temperature sensing devices located in Statesville NC. 75 employees JMS Southeast is recognized as the best in the world in our industry by Control Design Magazine reader’s choice awards intermittently from 1990 through 2017.