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Wednesday August 8th, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Wednesday August 8th, 2018

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Interment at: Upper Crawford Cemetery

Upper Crawford Cemetery
Wednesday August 8th, 2018

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Dillard Chastine Parris

Dillard “Bill” Parris, peacefully and loved, passed on to his Heavenly home while surrounded by his family on August 4, 2018 at Skyland Care Center.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Jackson County; born on May 3, 1936 to the late Jake and Bethel Parris.  While he was both born and raised in his beloved mountain community of Balsam, Bill raised his family in Dillsboro alongside his wife of 64 years, the late, Betty Parris.  During his life, Bill served as the produce manager at the A&P grocery store for 38 years where he gained many precious lifelong friends.

Bill was a steady and loyal mentor to both his family and community.  While in life and death, Bill was loved and surrounded by his family.  He had two sons, Tim Parris, married to Pat Parris and Mike Parris.

Bill was loved by seven grandchildren, Beth Parris; Travis and Misty Parris; Elizabeth and Dale Wike; Erin Parris and Bryan Weddington; Whitney Parris and Andrew Queen; Andee and Austin Price; and Eli Parris.  Bill was also blessed with seven great grandchildren, Samantha Draper; Brett Parris; Thomas Wike; Emma Wike; Nicholas Weddington; Addison Mitchell; and Ava Price.

Bill had four siblings.  Surviving are Phyllis West and Donnie Parris.  He is now reunited in Heaven with his deceased siblings, Jake Parris, Jr. and Sara Curtis.

Services to celebrate Bill’s life and Heavenly Homecoming will be on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at Appalachian Funeral Home in Sylva, NC.  The Family will receive visitation beginning at 1:00pm lasting until 3:00pm.  Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Cory Boone and Rev. Eddie Stillwell, will follow in the Chapel at Appalachian Funeral Home and burial at Crawford Cemetery in Balsam.

Bill was a faithful member of Jarrett Memorial Church in Dillsboro.  The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Church; 5 Wild Rose Drive, Whittier, NC 28789.

The Parris Family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Skyland Care Center for their love and caring hands to both Bill and the family.

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Im so sorry about Bill. He was such a good man. Im praying for all of his family.

Connie Brooks Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for all the family.He was a good person and friend.He'll be missed by many.

David and Anita Hall Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family. I remember him well at the A&P. Always friendly and helpful and hard working. He saw alot of us grow up over the years.

Sandy Buchanan Muller Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. He was such a good man - always smiling and friendly and will be missed by many. My sympathy to all of you as you will certainly miss him more than anyone. Thoughts and prayers.

Betty Crawford Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Tina Fisher Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Bill was one of a kind, a dear sweet, funny person and I was blessed to get to work near him for several years. Could be having a terrible hard day and he could make me laugh and see the humor in life. Both he and Betty were such special people! Heaven sure has gained a great one with the passing of Bill. This world needed to have more like him for sure! Thoughts and prayers go out for the family.

Dottie Nicholson Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Bill was a huge part of my childhood,as were all of the A&P family. I loved Bill. Asking the Lord to comfort you in the coming days. My love and prayers are with you guys. God bless!!!

Teresa Dotson Shular Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

Bill was like a father to me for many years, he loved me and accepted me through very difficult times. He will be missed, but I am sure those angel wings fit him well. I love you Bill Parris, thank you for allowing me a bit of your life. Much love to all the family, you all are in my prayers forever

Annette Parris Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family at this time. Prayers and love. Tommy & Sally Sutton

Sally Sutton Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult time

sherrill Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

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