Dewey Parr

Dewey Parr

Dewey Joseph Parr, III, 59, of Buxton died Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Buxton. Dewey was born in Portsmouth, VA and was a construction superintendent for SAGA Construction Company. Dewey served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.
He was the son of Dewey J. Parr, JR and Mary Evelyn Breesawitz Parr of Buxton.
Also surviving are his son, Michael Lee Parr of Avon and his sister, Marilyn Boyd of Charlotte, N.C. Dewey is also survived by his companion Joan Adkins.
An informal service of remembrance will be at The Old Gray House on Light Plant Road in Buxton, Sunday September 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Paul Flythe. Parking will be available at the Cape Hatteras Electric Corp. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dewey J. Parr, III Memorial Fund for the purchase of AED Defibrillators to go in all law enforcement vehicles c/o SAGA Construction and Development, P.O. Box 90, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. 27948.

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  1. Sharon Crislip

    Mary and Dewey – I love you both so much and I am so very sorry that you have to deal with the loss of your “Sonny.” He was such an awesome guy and I am so glad that we got to know him better over the last couple years. His love for both of you could be seen in his eyes and his smile. Mary – last week when Dewey came in to the Gray House when you and I were in our usual spot, rocking away in our rocking chairs and Dewey came over and gave you a hug and kissed you on the check before he headed home. A very special moment between Mom and her son. Dewey – I will smile remembering the way he would fuss at you when your way of doing things around the Gray House wasn’t exactly the way he wanted to do something. I loved those Dad and son moments. Dewey Parr, III – “Sonny” will forever be with you in your hearts and at The Old Gray House. In time, all your wonderful memories will help you to be happy once again. Love and Hugs, Sharon

  2. Linda Forster

    So sorry for your loss. Even thou we have never meet I feel like I know you both through our mutual friend Sharon ! My God comfort and guide you through this time and may you find peace in day you will be together again

  3. Chris and Nancy Stewart

    We had a lot of good times with Dewey in the past, and have a lot of fond memories of him. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed. Chris and Nancy

  4. Barbara and Rick Howe

    So deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son. When you spoke of him, it was always easy to see how much you loved him. Will pray for you.

  5. Sheila Meadows Muth

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dewey was just such a caring individual. I have many wonderful memories of him and the good times had in our Walnut Hills neighborhood. He knew how to make us laugh all the time.
    Wish I could attend his memorial service. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  6. Cheryl Conklin

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We come to your store when we are in Hatteras. I also know Sharon. I will keep you all in my prayers. Heaven has gained another angel…

  7. Ernie Salvatore Jr.

    So sorry to hear about Dewey’s passing. I knew him from Gallaher all the way thru high school, and recall he was always smiling. My sincere condolences.
    Ernie Salvatore Jr.

  8. Terri Jones Ellixson

    Words cannot expess what Dewey meant to me. Many wonderful memories on Oney Ave. I will alway remember his laugh, smile and shining eyes. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you.
    Love, Terri

  9. Brenda (Breesawitz) Burdick

    Aunt Mary and Uncle Dewey, I thought of you so many times this weekend and wished I could have been there with you. Every time I would start getting sad, though, I would think of something funny (or rotten) that Sonny did when we were kids, and couldn’t help but smile. He was a character and will truly be missed. My condolences to all who had the pleasure of being around him in the last few years.

  10. Cliff Ellixson

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Parr. I want to give you my deepest sympathies for your son Dewey. I just talked to him around 3 weeks ago and we talked for a least a hour on the phone. He told me about his heart attack and all the things that had to happen in order for him to survive. I think he knew he was given a gift. But why for such a short time can only be contemplated by his loved one that was with him.
    We discussed views on politics, world events, and everything in-between. I told him about my spiritual experience when I had a automobile accident and came close to passing on myself. The reality of my experience and how it had effected my life. I told him that dying was just a transition. Dewey has always been one of my closest friends who I have respected all my life. I hope it was some comfort for him. Cliff Ellixson

    PETER 3:4

  11. Joyce York Haun Dallman

    Mr. & Mrs. Parr, and Marilyn,
    I just learned of Dewey’s passing and I am so saddened.Although I haven’t seen you for years, I have thought of you often. I’ve kept up by looking at your site about the Gray House and always hoped I could home for a visit to the Gray House someday. I remember Sonny as a child the most, he and Marilyn spent a lot of time at the dead end of Oney Ave. He was always full of such mischief and such a sweet child. Marilyn, of course, spent a lot of time with Jana. I remember when Julie was born and we lived next door to Mom and Dad, Marilyn and Jana were so in awe of Julie and would come see her nearly every day her first summer, summer of 1967. Oh, to have all of them back again as those darling little ones, if just for a day. My heart aches for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are such kind and wonderful people, and I know God will take care of you.
    With sincere sympathy,

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