Date of Birth: October 12, 1974
Date of Death: October 29, 2018
Mark Taylor Parris, 44, passed away October 29th, 2018. He suffered from sleep apnea and passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home located in Peoria, Arizona. Mark was born October 12th, 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona to Eddy and Betty Parris. Mark was a 1992 graduate of Apollo High School and also attended Arizona State University. In 2005, Mark and his father, Eddy, established and operated RE/MAX Renaissance Realty. Always promoting the success of others, Mark strove to create the family oriented company it has become. With an infectious smile and heartfelt hugs, Mark had a gift for making people know they are valued. He was known for his deep love of others and his caring nature. In addition to his strong work ethics, Mark pursued many passions. At the young age of 4 he started playing hockey, which continued throughout his life. Mark’s other interests included performing and making music, golfing, performing magic tricks, enjoying the theater, mentoring and teaching others, giving back to the community, and above all, building and maintaining relationships with others. Mark is survived by his father Eddy Parris, mother Betty Parris and stepfather Bill Nelson, sisters Kim Couture, Rhonda Albright, Michelle Parris, Jennifer Ayers, Chandra Black, and brothers Noah Parris and Eric Bauman, plus numerous extended family.
A Celebration of Life service will held on Saturday, November 10th. Viewing starts at 11:00 am with the service beginning at 11:30 am at the Dream City Church, 21000 N. 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308.
We were saddened to hear about Mark. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. May special thoughts and memories comfort you at this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know him well, but he was very kind and had such a fun spirit. I am honored I had the opportunity to meet him. Wishing comfort to his family and friends.
Our hearts go out to Aunt Betty and her family and friends! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!! May you all find comfort and peace in the Celebration Of Mark’s Wonderful Life!! Lots of Love, Hugs and Prayers!! Love Roger & Paula Nichols!!
I cannot truly imagine the shock and sense of loss felt. I have known Eddy and Mark since 1982, when Eddy and I were in the same real estate office together and then 2 more subsequently. I met Mark when he was 8 or 9 and am pretty sure he had a hockey stick permanently grafted to his hands. I remember when he played in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a bit, then when he entered the field of real estate and joined Eddy, as my son did with me. We knew Mark pretty much through real estate and he was always positive and professional. It really is hard and was hard to realize he just didn’t wake up, as I believe he really took good care of himself. My son Justin also interacted with Mark periodically through business, be it in person or otherwise. He was a good guy and will be missed. Sincere condolences, thoughts, sympathy and empathy to his family and friends.
I grew up across the street from Mark in the “old neighborhood” in Glendale. I vividly remember Mark practicing his goal shots, hitting his hockey puck into the net he had placed in front of the garage door at his house. Every time he missed the net, it would bang loudly, bouncing off the metal garage door, the sound booming across the cul-de-sac (which anyone within a one mile radius could clearly hear). My mom would go outside and tell Mark to stop making all that racket…which he would do…for like 5 minutes, before resuming his goal shots even more feverishly than before…and making even more noise. So thank you Mark, for making my mom go insane every day after school with your crazy, loud, incessant banging on that garage door. Hope you keep making noise up there in heaven and making my mom go nuts.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Mark’s sudden passing. My heart goes out to all his loved ones. He had a special heart and touch many lives. He was a wonderful guy who always made me smile and light up the room with his voice.
Toute mes sympathies Kim ainsi qu’à toute ta famille. Ton frère va désormais vivre dans ton coeur pour toute ta vie.
Mark was my best friend, and brother. We grew up together living down the street from one another. I will always remember the hallway hockey games we used to have in each other’s houses playing with our mintier hockey sticks and play fighting and checking each other into the walls of our make shift hockey rink. I will miss his friendship and the great karaoke we used to have. Love you brother RIP
I had the pleasure of meeting Mark this year, and although we met just once, I felt like I had known him for a long time. We just hit it off immediately and connected, as we talked and got to know each other. His warmth and kindness touched me; and I made sure to share with him the respect and admiration I quickly developed as a result of his genuine and caring nature, his work ethic, and his many philanthropic contributions. To the family…….I send you all my deepest condolences for your loss. As he will be greatly missed.
We will miss Mark and his fun loving infectious ways. Mark always made you feel welcome. Having been in a real estate master mind group with Mark, he brought much wisdom and insight beyond his years. Eddy we are thinking of you and your family.
Eddy, I am so sorry for this huge loss. Loosing a child before their time is unimaginable. I am filled with sorrow and grief for you and your family. I send my prayers, warm wishes and white light to help you bear the pain.
With Warm thoughts & condolences.
I met Mark several years ago at a Remax conference. Over the years we became good friends and always shared a laugh or a story at the conventions.
My condolences to the family and may this good man Rest In Peace