Obituary: Larry Wayne Parr

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Larry Wayne Parr, 63, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Parr was born September 19, 1947, in Lewisburg, the son of the late E.O. and Elizabeth Bayly Parr. Mr. Parr was employed with M-Tek for over 20 years. He was founder of the Mountain Valley Bluegrass Band, which traveled and played throughout Tennessee. He was a member of Highland Lodge #214 where he served as Past Master as well as serving as Past Master of the Hillsboro Lodge #382. He was a member of Al Menah Shriners and served as the Coffee County Ambassador for Shrine. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason-KCCH, Past President of Coffee County Scottish Right Club and a member of Stone Fort Chapter #62 York Rite, Member of Tullahoma Council #102, member of Manchester Commandry #40 and member of Chapter #339 O.E.S. where he served as Past Patron and Charter Member of Coffee County DeMolay, where he served as a Chapter Dad. Mr. Parr was an avid golfer and received a "Hole in One" plaque for his game at AEDC Golf Course. He dearly loved his wife, children and grandchildren and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Parr was also a United States Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Brownie Haislip, and brother-in-law, David Haislip, and his beloved Eskimo Spitz, Sugar Bear, who passed on April 27, 2011.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Parr of Hillsboro; two daughters, Cindy (Bill) Harrison and Julie (Keith) Lincoln; six grandchildren, Jacqueline, Alexandria, and Jonathan Lincoln, Jillian and Levi Melton, and Katrina Harrison; father-in-law, Bud Haislip; sister-in-law, Mary Haislip; and a half-brother, Dennis Parr.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Tim Hastings officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg at 2 p.m.

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Larry Wayne Parr.