James Edward Parris, age 65, of Byrdstown, Tennessee passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was born February 20, 1953 in Livingston, TN to Glenn Edward Parris and Estlean (Brown) Parris. He was a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church, a retired employee with the City of Byrdstown and loved Pickett County basketball. James is survived by his wife: Sandy (Winningham) Parris; sons: Eugene Parris (Natalie) and Barton Parris; sister: Melissa Abell (Jeff); brothers: Charles Parris, Jerry Parris (Marjorie), and Gary Parris; and grandchildren: Blake, Stella, Emma and Gretta Parris. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Glenn and Estlean Parris; and brother: David Parris. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at noon from the Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown, Tennessee. Burial will follow in the Parris Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Brown Funeral Chapel Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 5 until 8 P.M.