West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Dorris Parrott
Dorris Parrott

Dorris Lee Parrott was born the son of Willis F. Parrott and Minnie Hooper Parrott on September 26, 1928 in Greer, Missouri and departed this life July 26, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

He was united in marriage on October 5, 1951 in Salem Arkansas to Greatle Nivens.

He is survived by his wife, Greatle Parrott of the home in Alton, Missouri; one son, Tommy Parrott and wife, Linda of Alton, Missouri, two special grandchildren, Sue Ann Dozier and husband, Brandon of Halfway, Missouri and Nicholas Alan Parrott and wife, Christina of Alton, Missouri; one special great grandson, Bryden L. Parrott of Alton, Missouri; two brothers, Truman Parrott and wife, Margie of Alton, Missouri and Dewey Parrott and wife, Dorothy of Alton, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Minnie Parrott, and one brother, Eugene Parrott.

Dorris was a mechanic, stationed in Fort Rucker, Alabama while proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. After service he returned to the farm and operated a backhoe and dump truck service for many years.

He was a long time member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Alton.

Dorris was an avid softball fan and enjoyed playing softball during his earlier years at Alton High School. He enjoyed hunting and trapping while teaching the sport to his grandson, Nick. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and neighbor. He will truly be missed by his family, his friends and the community in which he lived.

Funeral Services for Mr. Parrott will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Johnny F. Holesapple officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday evening, July 29th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton, Missouri.



  1. Darrell and Esther Strain
    July 28, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    I always enjoyed visiting with Dorris. He and I often shared trapping stories when I would meet him at the feed store or gas station. The family is in our prayers.


  2. Kelly, Pam & Kaley Johnson
    July 28, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members of Dorris. I can remember my Grandfather Ernest James enjoying hunting with him. Love and prayers to all.


  3. Bernadette Watkins
    July 29, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear that Dorris passed away. You will be remembered in our prayers.


  4. Sheila & Junior Brown
    July 29, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was always such a kind and friendly man and a very good neighbor. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him since my family moved back to Alton in 1969 and he and Truman dug the basement for us. Always smiling and as ready to work as he was to visit, even with a kid who had lots of questions. I will always remember Dorris very fondly and am thankful that I had the pleasure to know him. May God comfort your hearts.


  5. Rev Mike & Donna Parrott
    July 30, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    Aunt Greatle & Tommy,

    Even though Donna and I weren’t able to be with you during this time, our thoughts and prayers have been there. Growing up Uncle Doris was my 2nd dad and I have so many good memories of him.

    May God give you comfort and peace during your times of sorrow and may He always bring a smile to your face as you remember Uncle Doris.

    We love you,

    Mike and Donna


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