Dear Proud to Be '83,
I am sad to report Frank Parris died Wednesday June 9th in Huntsville, Alabama.
Frank was an IT manager at Jacobs Engineering in Huntsville. He also was the Chair of the Educational Activities Committee for the IEEE Huntsville Section. In this role, he volunteered his time to judge between 10 and 15 science fair contests every year, including the North Alabama Regional and the Alabama State science and engineering fairs.
John Tibbetts spoke to someone at the house who indicated it was unexpected.
Here is Frank's USMA Eulogy Page .
Service was on Sunday, 3pm:
Willow Brook Baptist Church
7625 Bailey Cove Rd SE,
Huntsville, AL 35802
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Laura and children during this difficult time.
Here is a nice article on Frank's work with NASA – http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2003/03-142.html
Also, here is an article on his volunteer work with IEEE – http://www.ieee.org/portal/site/tionline/menuitem.130a3558587d56e8fb2275875bac26c8/index.jsp?&pName=institute_level1_article&TheCat=2201&article=tionline/legacy/inst2010/apr10/featurecareer.xml&
He is survived by his wife, Laura Parris; three daughters, Abby, Sydney and Kelli Parris; parents, Ray and Shelby Parris Sr.; sister, and brother-in-law, Cheryl and David Banquer; and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Susan Parris.
Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery with Berryhill Funeral Home directing.
Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.
Proud to Be ’83 made a donation in Frank’s honor.