Monday, February 21, 2022


Earl "Red" Parris left for his heavenly home, February 20, 2022 while a resident at Winthrop Court Memory Care in Rome, GA. He born April 4, 1935 to Ollie Parris and Jessie Brock Parris in Walker County, Georgia.  Earl was married to his lovely bride, Wanda Elgin for 50 years.  He served in the Korean War from 1952 until 1957, at the early age of 16, and was promoted to Sgt. 1st class.  Earl loved serving the community as a councilman and working closely with the city employees.  He worked for the city of Summerville after returning from Korea, later as a sales rep for Delta Municipal Supply, Tri State Pipe, and retired from Meter Service & Sales.  Earl worked with many political campaigns and was a dedicated supporter for Georgia.  His passion was to see a veterans park in our community and help Veterans gain and understand their benefits.  He will surely, be missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, wife Wanda, and 2nd wife Dorothy Bennett,

He is survived by a daughter, Katharine Parris Romstad (Tracy Jacobs), son, Earl H. Parris( Christine); grandchildren, Amanda Parris and Kimberly Parris; step daughter, Wanda Pollard (Jerry), and grandson, John Pollard.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 24th, at 1:30 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Lee Hickman officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Don Beckham, Jon Mitchell, Dalton Moore, Earl H. Parris, Ben Ballenger, and Brian Price. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or contributions may be made in Earl’s memory to the American Cancer Society, #300 Nixon Street, Summerville, Georgia-30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Earl “Red” Parris, who passed away Sunday.

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