Walter Clyde Parris

October 16, 1938 - March 18, 2017
Walter Clyde Parris

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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.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00 PM

Tracy Grove Baptist Church - Directions
984 Tracy Grove Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
3:30 PM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Monday, March 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • March 19, 2017
    Roland and Lois Hoots says:
    The Family is in our thoughts and prayers in the passing of your loved one. Walter was a dear friend from childhood to today. We had many good times growing up. We will see him again one day. RIP dear friend until then.

  • March 19, 2017
    Elaine Corne Stansell says:
    Evileen, I am praying for you and your family in the loss of your loved on. May God's love comfort you.

  • March 19, 2017
    Sally Gilbert says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.. May God be with you and give you strength, peace, and comfort through this time of sadness. With deepest sympathy. Love to all.

  • March 19, 2017
    Sharon King says:
    Wanda and family So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. Sharon & Tommy King

  • March 20, 2017
    Lara Glover says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time. We love you all.