ASHEVILLE — Walter Bullock Paris, 68, of Asheville, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away March 17, 2013, at the John Keever Solace Center.
A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. April 6, 2013, at the Red Springs Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Vance St., Red Springs, N.C. 28377. Scottish attire is welcome.
Paris was born on May 21, 1944, in Lumberton, to the late Charles R. Paris and Mary Watkins Bullock Paris. He attended Red Springs High School class of 1962, Guilford College class of 1966, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke class of 1968 and North Carolina State University class of 1978. He held an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Psychology. He was in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and retired in 2004 from teaching mathematics in various grades for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne Williams Paris; his daughters, Emily Paris of Asheville, and Rebecca Paris Vinroot of Williamsburg, Va.; his sons-in-laws, Shawn Wright and Ryan Vinroot; his beloved grandchildren, Ian and Cameron; his siblings, Charles R. Paris, Jr. of Charlotte, George Paris of Red Springs, and Mary Paris Templeton of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at the John Keever Solace Center for the extraordinary care they took of Mr. Paris.
Paris never knew a stranger. He loved music, travel and history. He was very proud of his Scottish ancestry and enjoyed a trip to Scotland with some family members in recent years. He was an active gardener and volunteer at Manna FoodBank in Asheville.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Mill Prong Preservation,Inc., P.O. Box 2878, Lumberton, N.C., 28359.