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Richard Bruce Parr

1943 - 2015
Richard Bruce Parr Obituary
PARR, RICHARD “Weige” BRUCE; age 72; of Mt Pleasant; passed away Monday, December, 28, 2015 at McLaren Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. A Memorial Service for Richard will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Karon Latham officiating. A Luncheon will follow in the Reflections Reception Center. The family will receive friends the day of the service from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Weavers of Saint Mary or the Richard Parr Endowed Visiting Professorship at Central Michigan University. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel. Richard was born on March 21, 1943 in New Bedford, MA, the son of Vincent and Eleanor (Craig) Parr. He married Donna Beaupre’ on August 13, 1966 in St. Johnsbury, VT. Richard was a professor at Central Michigan University for 43 years. Richard was a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), President of the Governors Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports, on the Advisory Council for the College of Health Professions at CMU, and a member of Faith Weavers of St. Mary. He enjoyed playing golf, curling, watching CMU sporting events, going to fishing and hunting camps, serving as President of the FCGC, Secretary of the Blue Chip Investment Club, making wine, long afternoons in the shed, and spending time with family and friends. Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna; sons, Brian (Laura) Parr of Aiken, SC, and Kevin (Maia) Parr of Wenatchee, WA; grandchildren, Noah, Simon, and Owen Parr of Aiken, SC, and Mason Parr of Wenatchee, WA; brothers, Dan (Sue) Parr, Edward (Sandra) Parr, both of Portsmouth, NH, and Jerry Parr of Miami, FL; and many close friends, colleagues, and former students. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Sandie Parr. You may view Richard’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com
Published in Morning Sun on Dec. 30, 2015
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