Mr. Parris went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his residence.
A native of Swain County, N.C., he was the son of the late Taylor and Dora Barker Parris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Davis Parris; one brother and seven sisters.
Mr. Parris was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Deep Gap Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi Moss Parris; son, Everett Parris and wife Judy; daughter, Lillian Parris Birchfield; four grandchildren, Maria Birchfield Henry, Sonya Parris Bennet, Virgil Ray Parris, John Wayne Parris; six great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Ralph and Dianne Moss, Ralph and Blanch Beasley; five stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; brother, Troy Parris; and sister Vinnie Phillips.
Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, N.C.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, April 2, 2014