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5/1/2019 3:53:00 PM
Richard Monroe Parris
February 20, 1929 - April 29, 2019

DENVER, N.C. - Richard Monroe Parris, age 90, of Denver, died on Monday, April 29, 2019.

His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Cross officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Parris was born February 20, 1929, in Canton, N.C., to the late Richard and Julia Burnette Parris. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and then attended Clemson University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Parris was employed with Duke Energy for 39 years.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Leppert Parris of the home; a son, Richard Parris Jr. and wife Suzanne of Lincolnton; two daughters, Kelly Burton and husband Charles of Stoneville, and Carol Krauss of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Frances Siniard of Brevard and Ann Parker of Chandler; six grandchildren, Zachary Parris and Matthew Parris, Amy Land, Julia Burton, Daniel Burton, and Kelly Krauss; four great-grandchildren, Mason Parris, Sawyer Parris, Zelma Parris, and Madison Land; and his cat, Rags.

Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 8083 Hope Drive, Denver, NC 28037.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Parris family.

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