Parris R. Pultz passed away on June 28, at home with family after a long illness. He was 72.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ramon and Ruth Pultz, brother Martin and his daughter Betsy Pultz. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bonnie Pultz, his daughters Heather (Jackie) Page of Lakeland, FL and Wendie (Ed) Webster of Avon NY, his sons Daniel (Lisa) Pultz of Lakeland, Fl and James (Cassandra) Pultz of Culpeper, VA. Also his brother Gary(Janet) Pultz, sisters Ava Reddish and Lyn (Chuck) Borden all of Lakeland, FL and Ellen (Stanley) Milewski of Syracuse, NY. He also has 16 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.

Parris grew up in Port Byron, NY where he was employed by the Town of Mentz Highway Dept. He then was employed by the NY State Thruway Authority. He moved to Lakeland, FL in 1995. He was employed by Power Plant Maintenance.

He was a member of the Port Byron Volunteer Fire Dept. for many years. After moving to Florida he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and becoming his alter ego (Santa Claus) at Christmas time. He made appearances at multiple functions, and nursing homes in Lakeland. Spending time with family was a high priority. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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