Lawrence Meade Parry, Jr., 85, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 14, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Lawrence was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Parry was a local businessman for 62 years; He was the first Customshouse Broker in Chattanooga. Mr. Parry was a leader in the saddlery hardware industry starting Partrade, Inc. and selling across the U.S and Canada. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy. He attended Woodland Park Baptist Church
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Meade Parry, Sr. and Gladys Bourne Parry.
Mr. Parry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Tommye A. Parry of Chattanooga; daughters, Katrinka Parry; Suzanne Parry, both of Chattanooga, and Amy (David) Dean of Dunlap; two sons, Lawrence Meade (Ann) Parry III and Robert Thomas (Jolee) Parry, both of Chattanooga; brother, James W. Parry of Knoxville; grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Parry, Taylor Ann Parry and Laura Renae Parry.
Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Bishop Richard Looney officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 20, from 3-8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Funeral Home – North Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Brainerd Animal Hospital, 5950 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, 892-5141.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.