Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

February 1, 2013

Harold Eugene “Jack” Parris

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Harold Eugene “Jack” Parris, 89, of the Bluestone Community, Bluefield, Va., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Born March 12, 1923, he was the son of the late James and Minnie Proffitt Parris.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen Summers Parris; daughter, Beth Parris Armbrister; sister, Margaret Parris; and brothers, Carl, Clayton, Harry, Efford and Stuart “Toots” Parris.

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during W.W.II. He retired from Betsy Ross and Flowers Bakeries after 45 years of service as a route salesman and supervisor of transportation. After retirement, he spent 20 years repairing lawnmowers and small engines for the community. He was an avid birdwatcher, a faithful member of Ebenezer UMC of Bluefield, Va., and enjoyed traveling the country with his wife. All who met him recognized a man of honesty, truth, and quiet strength.

He is survived by his sister, Muriel Hunt of Yorktown, Va.; his daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Robin Kidd of Salem, Va., and Jennifer and Brooks Akers of Bluefield, Va.; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Ray Amos and Rev. Steve Aker officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens with family members serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Ebenezer UMC, 38057 Governor G C Peery Hwy, Bluefield, VA 24605.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary of Bluefield, Va. is serving the Parris family.

1
Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Heather Nichole Morrison Heather Nichole Morrison

    Heather Nichole Morrison 25 of King, NC passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Wakeforest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard (Dick) Lee Brown Richard (Dick) Lee Brown

    Richard (Dick) Lee Brown was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Betty on January 15, 1947. Dick departed this life at the age of 66 on Monday, April 21, 2014, to join Jesus Christ his Savior.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kevin Lee Miller Kevin Lee Miller

    Kevin Lee Miller 52 of Flat Top went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
     

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn  McClung Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn McClung

    Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn McClung, 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday April 22, 2014, at Summers Nursing and Rehab Center at Hinton, WV.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sarah Frances Melvin Pritt

     Sarah Frances Melvin Pritt, “Pat” “Nanny” “Grandma”, 72, of Princeton, formerly of the Springville and Tip Top communities, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    April 24, 2014

  • James Frederick Cole James Frederick Cole

    James Frederick Cole 71 of Woods Ream Drive Raleigh, NC and formerly of Bluefield died Monday April 21, 2014 in a Raleigh, NC hospital.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  •  Paula Marie “Polly”  Richardson Burkhart Paula Marie “Polly” Richardson Burkhart

    Paula Marie “Polly” Richardson Burkhart 55 of 179 Charnell Way Bluefield, WV died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at her home.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  •  Robert L. Bennett Robert L. Bennett

    Robert L. Bennett 86 of 1401 Augusta Street Bluefield, WV died Monday April 21, 2014 at a Bluefield hospital.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kimberly Michelle Gillespie Kimberly Michelle Gillespie

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oakley Kenneth Davidson

    April 23, 2014