Harvey Furman Paris, 80, of Taylors, husband of the late Patsy Watson Paris, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Hospice of the Upstate.
Born on September 26, 1935, in Greenville County, he was the son of the late Grace Stewart and Guy G. Paris. Mr. Paris lived his life to the fullest. He served in the US Air Force as a Chopper Mechanic, he held a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, and was also a private pilot. Mr. Paris worked 16 years for Shriners Hospital in Greenville as Head of Security, and he was retired from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, after serving 35 years as Captain of the Detective Division. Mr. Paris was the first official detective qualified in the state of South Carolina to testify in court using fingerprints as criminal evidence.
Surviving are his daughter, Darlene Wolfe and her husband Ron; a sister, Mickey Burns and her husband James and a grandson, Seth A. Wolfe and his wife Ashley.
Mr. Paris was also predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Morrow and Clara Wilson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at The Howze Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Taylors.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607 and/or to the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC, 29621.