Earl Parris Jr.
Earl Parris Jr., 77, of Howell MI, previously of Wixom and Walled Lake, MI, succumbed to cancer in his home amongst family in the early morning of October 30, 2018.
Earl Parris is survived by his wife Jeanne Parris, children Wayne (Kimberly) Parris, Dale (Crystal) Parris, Tom Frigge, Beth (Mike) Liubakka, James Frigge, and Sister Beverly Grobbel. Earl was the proud grandfather of Bryce, Blake, Brett, Brooke, Nathan, Nolan, and Kenton Parris; Nathan, Tyler, and Garrett Frigge; Jacob and Emily Hanlon;, Erik and Kelcie Liubakka; Jessi (Bryton) Hutchings. Earl was preceded in death by his parents Earl Sr. and Evelyn Parris, and his daughter Vicki Parris.
Earl was born on June 17, 1941 and graduated from Redford High School with the Class of 1959. He served his country for 2 years after being drafted into the military in 1963. Outside of basic training, Earl’s time in the service was spent guarding the east side of the East-West German border. Earl worked at Ace Controls in Farmington Hills, MI for 37 1/2 years before he retired at the age of 62. Earl’s favorite hobbies were spending time with family, fishing, hunting, bowling, throwing horseshoes, and playing baseball. He also loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting and performance events.
Earl had a special gift for making friends everywhere he went. He loved people and always had a kind word to share with warmth and sincerity that brightened the days of others.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at MacDonald Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Avenue, Howell, MI. A Memorial service in honor and celebration of Earl’s life will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church located at 312 Prospect Street, Howell, MI.
A special thank you to those at Hartland Hospice for their loving care and support during the last days of Earl’s life.
Memorial donations may be made in Earl’s honor to Hartland Hospice Memorial Fund and/or Cancer Research Institute.