Preston Parris


CLEVELAND Preston T. Parris, 93, a life-long resident of Cleveland, who sang about his Savior for 65 years, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church. Mr. Parris was known for his love of gospel music and was a member of several music groups and was a well-known choir director and minister of music.He was a local businessman, homebuilder and roofing contractor, who founded Parris Roofing Co. in 1955. He was a charter member of the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors.He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Ida Shope Parris; his daughter, Linda Hall; and several brothers and sisters.He is survived by his wife, of 72 years, Blanche Martin Parris; son, Randy Parris and wife, Cindy; grandsons: Gary Caywood and wife, Kathy; David Parris and wife, Jenny; granddaughters: Renee Haney, Kim Carr, all of Cleveland: several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral with Pastor Jim Caywood and Pastor Gary Higgins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.The family suggests that memorials be made to TARC Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 60128, Nashville, TN 37206, or Covenant Baptist Church Building Fund, 249 Calhoun Road, Cleveland, TN 37323.We invite to send a message of condolence and view the Parris family guestbook at

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