Jesse Duane Parris
March 12,1934-Nov. 28, 2014
Jesse Duane Parris died on Nov. 28, 2O14. He was born on March 12, 1934, in Fowler, Colo., to Dallas Parris and Grace Heffinqton. He grew up in Pomeroy where he worked on the family farm and participated in sports. He played football and basketball and was often selected for the all-star teams.
After graduation, he moved to Aberdeen to work in the logging industry. It was here he met and married Esther Dahl. They later divorced. They had three children: Jeff, Sandra and Ed.
He moved to Forks in 1965 to continue logging for Chuck Hienie. While living in Forks he worked for Olson and Miller Logging Co., formed Parris Cutting Co., partnered with Pete Jacobson and bought and managed M and L Trucking Co., until he retired in 1996.
He married Anna Williams, the love of his life, in July 1984. He enjoyed playing cribbage and poker. He was a player in one weekly game for 40 years. He also loved spending time with his family, shrimping and crabbing on his property on the Hood Canal. He was well known for his wit and humor.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Vernon and Elmer; sisters Imugene and Pauline and his son Tim. He is survived by his wife Anna Parris; sons Jeff (Shannon) Parris, Brett (Shanni) Williams, Steve (Leah) Brower, Ed Parris; daughter Sandi (Kent) Diimmel; grandchildren Jesse, Corey, Tyler, AJ, Kent, Tanner, Ashley, Logan, Lara, Nellie, Brice and Maikiah; and seven great grandchildren.
Our family patriarch will be greatly missed.
At his request no services will be held. If you would like to make a donation in his name, make it to the Forks Timber Museum.