John Edward Parris

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August 22, 1952 ~ April 25, 2024

Born in: Asheboro, NC
Resided in: West End, NC

John Edward “Eddie” Parris, 71, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

He was born August 22, 1952 in Asheboro, North Carolina to J. C. Parris, Jr. and Frances Parris. 

Eddie was a man full of love: Love for his family, love for his Lord, and love for his golf.

He spent most of his career as a public servant in County Government, and served his country in the National Guard.

When not playing golf, Eddie could most often be found sitting back in his recliner, being what he called, “down for the count”.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Parris, his son, John Patrick “JP” Parris, and his two sisters, Linda Waugh (husband Dickie), and Barbara Walker. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

His family and friends will miss him deeply, and will love him forever.

Funeral service will be 11 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church, with Reverend Donald Burns officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the committal in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 522, West End, NC 27376.

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Funeral Service: April 30, 2024 11:00 am

Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church
1444 Doubs Chapel Road
West End, NC 27376


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  1. I will always remember Eddie and the fun we had on our golf trips. I will miss Eddie very much. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. Eddie was my golfing buddy for years. We always had a good time no matter where we would play and he will truly be missed.
    Prayers for Janet, JP and all family and friends !!

  3. So sorry to hear about Eddie ,he is my first cousin on Dot Hunt side of the family ! Praying for the family for comfort and peace during this hard time!

  4. Linda, Barbara and family’s and friends. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We ask Holy Spirit to hold you close to his heart and give you comfort, strength and peace in the days ahead. Our love ❤️ is sent to all those who meant everything to Eddie.

  5. My Dad, Jimmy Vause played golf with Mr. Parrish and he will always have fond memories of him. May God bless the family! Prayers continued.

  6. Barbara & Family,
    Praying for your family during this time.

    Don’t forget to smile as you remember & share all of the good times you shared with Eddie.

    May you feel God’s loving arms around you & know we care.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss and we are sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy for the family! May God wrap his arms around y’all and give you some peace and comfort during this difficult timeL. Love, Diane Ryon and Paul Nelson

  8. Janet,
    My most sincere condolences on the loss of Eddie. He was always a good friend to me. Love, Ginger

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Eddie was in the National Guard with Steve and we played on a volleyball team years ago for the National Guard. We didn’t have the best team but we had a lot of fun. He was such a nice guy, always happy. Praying for comfort and peace for your family.

    Steve and Kim Garner

  10. I met Eddie back in 1981. We worked together at Randolph County. We played volleyball and golf together. He was a wonderful friend and I’ll miss him. We had a lot of good times together.

  11. In deepest sympathy for your loss. A grateful nation shares in your grief. Weave in faith and God will find the thread…
    SSG George Riley
    USMC/USA, Ret.

  12. Janet and JP, so so sorry to learn of Eddie’s passing. He was a good man and will be missed not only by both of you but by all who knew him. Holding you both close in thought and lifting you in prayer.

  13. Janet and JP – Thoughts and prayers. Lean on each other, and encourage Friends and Family to do the same.

    And always remember – We all have Strength and Courage; Faith and Hope; all surrounded and held together by the greatest gift you can ever receive, and the most powerful gift you can ever give – Love.

    This gives us comfort from within, as well as inspiration to comfort others. One of the greatest words ever is WE.

    Be Strong; but know it’s ok to hurt, knowing you can Lean On each other and those around you.

    Mike and Cathy Griffin. (Isaiah 26:4)

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