Jack Andy Parris

Tuesday, August 5, 1947 - Monday, July 11, 2022

Never Forgotten

Photo of Jack Andy Parris  - 1947-2022

Sylva- Jack Andy Parris, age 74, passed away at his home after a period of declining health on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Jack was born August 5, 1947 to the late Buford Earl "Dud" Parris and the late Kathleen Jones Parris. He was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and had proudly served his country in Vietnam as a United States Army Veteran.   Mr. Parris retired from the United Parcel Service with 30 years of dedicated service.  Jack was proud of the mountains where he was born and raised and he lived life to the fullest: hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding and especially riding his Harley. We give thanks for the life of Jack Andy Parris and let us each follow his example of living as today’s moments become tomorrow’s memories and embrace every special moment with joy and happiness.  As we think of Jack let us never forget his words to loved ones and friends, "Ain't love grand."

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Andy; his daughter, Charlene; a brother, Alan Earl Parris and a sister, Nancy Jane Parris.

Surviving are his loving wife, Julie; his step-son, CJ Woodard and his wife, Danielle Burchfield Woodard; sisters, Mary Kathleen Parris and Dixie Linda Parris Smiley; nieces, Karen Smiley and Regina Smiley Wade; nephews, Michael and Jesse Kirk; also lots of friends and loved ones.

A graveside service of remembrance with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Addie Cemetery in Sylva. The Reverend Eddie Stillwell will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Parris family.    

Condolences from family and friends

I'm so sorry for your loss, love you Julie
Shirley Finney
Sorry to see you go friend. Jacks been one my best friends all my life ever since we were little boys spending nights together and to fight each other so his daddy could referee the fights. I loved him and I'm really going to miss him he sure was a good friend. God bless
Noel Dillard
I love you and will miss you Uncle Jack. You were one of a kind. You loved life and lived it to the fullest. Sad to see you go but thankful you are out of pain. Reunited with your children, Charlene and Andy, both gone too soon. Fly free Uncle Jack.
Karen Smiley
Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and Prayers.
Wayne and Sue Oates
Julie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to meet Jack at the wedding and chat for a few minutes; he was so pleasant. I hope that your memories will be a comfort to you in the days ahead. Pam
Pam Birchfield
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Tony and Helen Sellers
Julie I am so sorry to heard about Jack. He was a very nice and caring man. I also enjoyed talking to him anytime I seen him. Jack did not know a stranger. Kind to everyone! My thoughts and prayers for you now and later.
Dee Queen
It was a honer to call you one of my best friend may you rest in peace
Virgil Houston
Jack was just like an uncle to me. He was such a great man. Always loved to be around friends and family. You may not be with us on earth but you are with us all in heart. Rest in Paradise. He is home with his son and daughter. We love and miss you Jack.
Tabby Houston
Julie, So sorry to hear of Jack passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Lea Gates
I loved jack he always made me smile and laugh we had a lot of good times he loved my kids Christopher and Ella I’m so sorry for your loss he was one of a kind and will be missed prayers for u RIP JACK …
Karen Day
Dear Julie So sorry to hear about Jack- may God give you the grace to get through the upcoming days. We love you and are praying for you.
Gail Ashe
I was saddened to hear of Jack's death. He was a good man and a good friend. Always joking. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. My condolences to you and the family. You have my number so if there is anything I can do don't hesitate to call, even if you just want to talk. I'm here for you 24/7.
Kathleen Brooks