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Walter Clyde Parris

October 16, 1938 - March 18, 2017

Walter Clyde Parris, 78, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord in what he called his forever home on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Birdell Rhodes Parris. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Nathan, Grady, Clarence, Donald, Fred, Hugh “Tig” and Ray Parris; sisters, Melba Parris Gordon and Iris Parris Pack.

Walter was a produce farmer for over 30 years and enjoyed his garden and sharing his crops with friends and family. He also enjoyed selling produce at the Henderson Co. Tailgate Market for many years. He was a man who loved home and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda Elmore Parris; daughters, Debbie Parris Davis, Tammy Parris Glover and her husband, Jeff, Beverly Parris Henderson and her husband Richard; sisters, Irene Parris Roper, Evileen Parris Norwood and Rita Parris Justus ; grandchildren, Ashley Glover and her husband Cody, Zack Davis, Amanda Glover, Dawson Henderson and Landon Henderson; great-grandchildren, Will Glover and Zayden Davis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Ruby Parris; and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with the Reverends James Maybin and Travis Parker officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


Tracy Grove Baptist Church

984 Tracy Grove Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 3:30 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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