George Parr
ARLINGTON -- George Lee Parr, 80, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, in Arlington. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the George Parr Memorial Fund, Bank of America. George was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Dallas to George Lee Parr Sr. and Virgil Barrett Parr. He had resided in Arlington since 1942. He was raised in Arlington where his parents owned Parr Texaco Station for many years. George was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 1948, where he played football for the Colts. He later played football for North Texas Agriculture College and was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. George worked with New York Life as an agent for years and in his retired years was a highly regarded greeter for Sam's Club on Anderson Blvd. for over 12 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church. George was a longtime member of Old Arlington's "Monday Lunch Bunch." He was also an avid sports fan, loved to entertain, enjoyed cooking and was an avid dog lover. George's favorite time was spent with his family and friends. Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Betty Evans Parr; sons, Jeffrey Parr of Dallas, Jack Parr and wife, Lisa, and their children, Nathan, Reid and Sheridan of Frisco, and Jonathan Parr and wife, Kamela, and their children, Hunt and Hayden of Amelia Island, Fla.; as well as his beloved dog and companion, "Mister," his 19-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. A special thanks to his lifelong friends, Paul Brunette, Walter Cash, Fred Cook, James Ditto, Jack Hornady and many others. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Betty, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved George. We all loved George. He was part of the Vought family. You and George have alwys been special to me. My love to you continues–Bill Ferguson

  2. I’ll miss you George. You alaways had a kind word and a cold beer to share when I mowed your yard. Betty, I am very sorry for your family’s loss.

  3. George with a “G” — you will be missed!

    Betty, may you find peace in your sweet memories!

  4. Betty, Jonathan and Jeff, I am really sorry for your loss. George was a special person and I had the pleasure of meeting him here at Fidelity for Betty’s party as well as you and George came to my 50th Birthday party. I really appreciate both George’s and your friendship through the years. My prayers are with you. Calvin

  5. Betty, may memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. We are keeping you in our prayers. Chad

  6. I did not know Mr. Parr, but he blessed us with Betty Parr and she has been a sparkle in my life for the last 20 years. You have my family and my deepest sympathy and this is the time for rejoice as Mr. Parr goes home to be with his God. If Betty needs anything, please call on me.

  7. Betty, On behalf of everyone with RTP Mainframe Engineering we are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. May you find comfort in knowing that George brought so much joy into the lives of others. Please know how much you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt by all of us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  9. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Papa, I love you. You were an amazing person and a very happy soul. You’ll be missed dearly but now my sisters and I have a wonderful guardian angel to watch over us. Love you Papa.

  11. Betty, Jeff, Jack and John: My heartfelt condolence to each of you on the loss of sweet George. I know he will be missed. I have personally found comfort in a composition by the author James Dillet Freeman, and I’d like to leave those words for you here. It’s called The Traveler.

    He has put on invisibility.
    Dear Lord, I cannot see
    But this I know, although the road ascends
    And passes from my sight,
    That there will be no night;
    That You will take him gently by the hand
    And lead him on
    Along the road of life that never ends,
    And he will find it is not death but dawn.
    I do not doubt that You are there as here,
    And You will hold him dear.
    Our life did not begin with birth,
    It is not of the earth;
    And this that we call death, it is no more
    Than the opening and closing of a door.
    And in Your house how many rooms must be
    Beyond this one where we rest momently.
    Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith that frees,
    The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
    The love that, looking through the shadows, sees
    That You and he and I are ever one!
    God bless you all. Your friend, Lisa Miller

  12. Betty, my sympathy is with you and your familiy during this difficult time. Sending you love and prayers, please let me know if I can help you in any way.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matt. 5:4


  13. Betty, We just want to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. We will have you in our prayers in these difficult times. Sincerely, Miguel Villanueva Greg Hollis FREC ENG.

  14. Please accept my sincre condolences on the passing of Ms. Bettys husband. I never had the pleasure of meeting George but I am sure he was a wonderful man who had a loving and caring wife. My thoughts are with you in your time of grief. Ian Hamilton.

  15. Betty,

    So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I never met George but from hearing you talk about him, he sounded like a quite a wonderful man. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.


  16. George was such a sweetheart.I always enjoyed talking with you two when I saw you all.Betty my thoughts are with all of you.

    Love Lavonda

  17. Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone thought the world of George. He will be very much missed.

  18. I never thought that in a very short period I would grow deeply attached and have a special bond with a very tender hearted man. While visiting you in the Baylor Hospital, I learned how extroadinary and caring you were, and I am grateful for all the knowledge that you gave me. Betty…always remember that George loves you with all his heart and soul, and he told me that you are the most amazing woman that he has ever known. As for Jeffrey, Jack, and John, Big George love all three of you too. I did learn this from him in the hospital…all you have left is your last name. So make him proud. Of course from learning about his life, it is NEVER too late to change for the better. I know for a fact that George Parr’s face would match the definition of redemption. I am proud to have gotten to know him and will always keep the beautiful image of him smiling at me in my mind and heart. God Bless The Parr Family 🙂 R.I.P George Lee Parr. Thank you for the precious memories.

  19. Betty, I am so sorry to hear this. I received an email last week and was out of the office. I am thinking of you and your family.

  20. Well, I was hoping Mr. Parr was on vacation as I hadn’t seen him at Sam’s lately. I am so sorry for your loss. He seemed like a very sweet man.

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