Wayne Paris, age 79 of Springfield passed away at his home on March 6, 2021.
He was born Thomas Wayne Paris on January 17, 1942 to the late Garvin and Evie Paris in Nashville, TN. Wayne joined the United States Navy in July of 1959 and served his county proudly until his honorable discharge in 1965. He worked for many years as a maintenance supervisor before he retired to spend more time with his family. Wayne was a dedicated member of Northridge Church in White House. Over the years, Wayne enjoyed working outside planting flowers and mowing his yard. He had a talent for drawing and a later became a proficient artist at oil painting. Wayne and Debbie were fond of traveling including trips to the Caribbean’s or out west where he would get ideas for his next painting.
Wayne loved his family and was a wonderful dad that always made time for each of his children and grandchildren. Pa Pa was a source of knowledge when it came to fixing anything all you had to do was ask. He was open minded anytime his children came up with a “New” idea and would help work through all the situations and options. He was their biggest support and encourager through their life.
In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his eight siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debora K. Paris; children, Tina (Kenneth Stephen) Paris, Terry (Junior) Arms, Joshua (Jen) Morrow and Thomas W. (Ashley White) Paris, Jr.; grandchildren, Amanda (Tommy) Lewis, Tiffany Dean, Heather (Tyler) Nicks, Brandley (Ashley) Arms, Dustin (Lauren) Arms, Ryan Arms, Tanner (Emily Burns) Arms, Travis Arms, Quinton Morrow, Isaiah Morrow, Malachi Morrow, Jordan White, Kaylee Paris, Aiden Adcock, Rylen Adcock and Delanie Adcock and animal companions, Buster, Sadie and Oscar.
A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6pm with Pastor Terry Exley and Pastor Derek Capello. Military Honors will be conducted at 5:30pm and the family will receive friends on Tuesday starting at 4pm. Online condolences can be made at www.SpringfieldFH.com.
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437