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CHESNEE, SC-- Mr. Ronald Yates (Ronnie) Parris, 67, of Chesnee, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Cherokee County, he was born October 24, 1942 to the late James Archie Parris and Mary Pratt Scruggs Parris. He was an active member of New Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, treasurer, and a longtime teacher of the Ronnie Parris Sunday School class. Mr. Parris was a self-employed accountant and worked for approximately 40 years at Gilbert's Auto Sales. He was an inspiration to many people who knew and worked with him.
He is survived by two brothers, Keith (Louise) Parris of Spartanburg and Bobby Joe (Becky) Parris of Chesnee; six nieces and nephews, Judi Hamilton, Patti Hines, Jay Parris, Tim Parris, Perry Parris, and Kevin Parris. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Ansel Parris and Hugh Glenn Parris.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 3:30 PM at New Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. George Holland and Rev. Dewitt Clyde officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM prior to the service.
Honorary Escorts will be Ronnie Parris Sunday School Class.
The family will be at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Pleasant Baptist Church Food Pantry, 242 New Pleasant Church Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.
E-condolences may be made online to www.eggersfuneralhome.com.
Eggers Funeral Home,
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2010