Carmel “Cooter” Lee Parris, 74, of Mooresville, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
He was born on February 28, 1938 in Waynesville, to the late William David and Mary Gilliland Parris. He was a member of Whitman Park Baptist Church in Mooresville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Mae Mullis; brothers, Rev. William D. Parris, Jr., Richard Parris, Wayne Parris, Charles Parris, and Freddie Parris.
He is survived by his children, Terry Parris of Mooresville, George Parris and wife, Frankie of Orlando, FL, David Parris and wife, Betsy of Waynesville, Katrina McCoy and husband, Dewayne of Stony Point, Greg Parris and wife, Jewel of Mooresville; sister, Shirley Hager of Mooresville; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 11 at Whitman Park Baptist Church with Rev. Junior King officiating. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to help with the funeral expenses, c/o Whitman Park Baptist Church, 188 Whitman Circle, Mooresville, NC 28115.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Parris family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.