Rev. James B. Parvin
Published 6:00 am Friday, June 8, 2007
Reverend James Burbank Parvin, 82, a resident of 108 Hillcrest Drive, Washington, NC died Wednesday June 6, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.
A memorial service will be held Saturday June 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Reverend Ray Wittman, Reverend Marshall Old, Reverend Doctor Ernest R. Porter and Reverend Doctor Charles Michael Smith. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
Reverend Parvin was born in Beaufort County on December 1, 1924 son of the late Robert Burbank Parvin and the late Mary Singleton Parvin. He was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School. Reverend Parvin served his country in the US Army during World War II in the European and Pacific Theaters. He continued his education at the former Atlantic Christian College and Duke University Divinity School where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in divinity. Reverend Parvin served as a United Methodist minister for thirty years in the NC conference of United Methodist Church, six years of which he served as Greenville District Superintendent. He retired in 1989 after serving numerous appointments around the conference as Elder. Reverend Parvin was a past 32nd degree mason with the New Bern Masonic Lodge.
Surviving along with his wife Velma “Boots” of the home are two sons: James DeWayne Parvin and his wife Margaret Ann of Mt. Olive, NC and Douglas Edward Parvin and his wife Belinda of Morehead City, NC; a daughter: Linda Parvin Howard and her husband Danny of Washington; a sister: Annie Myrtle Parvin Dudley of Washington and seven grandchildren: Natalie Ruth Parvin Griffith, Lauren Ashley Parvin, Bridget Gail Parvin, Brandon Parvin, Sarah Parvin, Courtney Howard and Danny Howard. Reverend Parvin was preceded in death by five brothers: Blount Parvin, Patrick Parvin, William Parvin, David Parvin and Marshall Parvin and a sister: Dera Parvin Price.
The Family will receive friends at the home located at 108 Hillcrest Drive, Washington, NC.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be directed to the Parvin family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parvin family.