In Memoriam: Lewis William “Bill” Parr

Worshipful Brother Lewis William “Bill” Parr passed away on Monday. He will receive a Masonic funeral on Saturday, April 26. His obituary, below, was published in the News & Observer on Monday, April 23.

Lewis William Parr, 83, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Rex Hospital after complications from a fall. Lewis was born in Guilford County on December 1, 1930 to the late Louis Edward Parr and Madie Suits Parr. He was a salesman in the communication field selling two-way radios. Lewis was also a fireman with the Greensboro Fire Department for 10 years. He was a member of the Millbrook Masonic Lodge 97 where he served as past Master. He was also a member of the Amran Shrine, where he faithfully served with the Keystone Cops. Lewis was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Lewis is survived by his wife: Patricia Wilkinson Parr; sons: Lewis W. “Billy” Parr, Jr. and Robert C. Parr, both of Knightdale; sister-in-law: Rose Sutton of Asheboro; grandchildren: Robin and Emily Parr; great-grandchildren: Hailee, Bianca, Zoe, Bella and Lexie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph Andrew Parr (1995); siblings: Charles, Clyde and Bud Parr and Ruth Melvin.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, 7600 ACC Blvd., Raleigh, 27617. The family will receive family and friends prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Wake County Shrine Club, 6105 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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