PARRIS, David P. 61, of New Port Richey, passed away Aug. 6, 2014. He was born in Altoona, PA in 1952 to the late Willard and Carrie "Betty" (Kipp) Parris. The oldest of five siblings, David was a role model to brothers, Marion "Kipp", Jacob "Bill", James "J.R.", and sister Kim. David is survived by his wife, Carol, (Esposti); son, Michael; daughter, Kara; son-in-law, Stephen "Pete" Grum; and granddaughter, Mitella. He graduated in 1970 from Altoona High School. While he served in the National Guard, David began his general contracting business, Parris Builders. David spent his free time playing tennis and skiing at Blue Knob. David and Carol moved to New Port Richey in 1991. David continued to play competitive tennis and enjoyed boating and fishing. He worked in commercial real estate and construction. David was an active volunteer in the community. He joined the New Port Richey Rotary Club in 1995 and served as president in 2005. He led several projects including the Rotary Pavilion, international humanitarian projects in Costa Rica, and, most recently, the Celebration of Lights at Safety Town, a holiday light display to raise funds for charities, set to open this holiday season. Always eager to lend a hand or offer his advice to his friends and family, David has been recognized for his service with numerous awards including the Rotary International Service Award Above Self 2014 Coronation as King Pithla at this year's Chasco Fiesta, and the Eminent Pioneer Award for outstanding service in West Pasco for more than 20 years. Join us to celebrate his life Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 am at Generations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Trinity. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Celebration of Lights, P.O. Box 1858, Port Richey, FL 34673. Faupel Funeral Home www.faupelfuneralhome.com 727-849-9964
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 10, 2014