Roddy M. Paris Jr.
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Feb. 6, 1961 - Mar. 15, 2015 Roddy M. Paris, Jr. of Hoover, AL, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the age of 54. He was a native of Baton Rouge, LA and graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. Formerly he was a Special Education teacher at Minor High School and presently taught at Clay-Chalkville High School. He attended Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Hoover. An avid guitarist and talented musician, he passed his love of music on to his son, Max. He had a unique sense of humor and was always making others laugh. He was a loving husband and father, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roddy and LouElla Paris. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Paris, son, Max Paris, sister, Molly Putnam (Michael), mother and father-in-law, Bill and Sue Brasher, a special aunt and uncle, George "Pete" and Mayze Day, nieces, nephews, sisters and brother-in-laws and numerous other relatives. A memorial service will be Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 6 PM at Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Hoover with Father Blake Hutson officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Special Education Department of Clay-Chalkville High School.

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Published in The Advocate from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2015.
Memories & Condolences
February 13, 2016
In memoriam.
March 24, 2015
I am truly sorry for your family's loss. I got to know Rod in our times at Glenwood working with ED children and the smile on his face and his laughter were always able to make the worst situation manageable. You will truly be missed my friend. Save me a spot for your jam session with the angels. Rest in peace.
Bryan Bridges
March 23, 2015
Peace be with you.
March 22, 2015
Mary, I was so sorry to hear about your husband. I pray that the love of the Lord and the promise of eternal life will comfort you and Max. I am praying for you both for the peace that passes all understanding.
Donna Bryant
March 22, 2015
What a wonderful legacy this man has left. He made such a difference in everyone's lives that he touched. I am praying for the kids at CCHS. I pray they deal with this like he would have wanted them to. I'm also praying for his family.
Donna Stacy
March 21, 2015
We are so sorry to hear about Roddy's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Hesters--John, Cindy, Jay, and Emily
March 21, 2015
Dear Mary, you and Max are in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry to hear of Roddy's passing. May God fill you with His peace at this sad time. Love, Connie (Tucker) Boudreau
Connie Tucker-Boudreau
March 20, 2015
God Bless the PARIS family! Mr. Paris was one of the coolest teacher's I knew. He kept a smile on our faces, now he can put his clipboard down and enjoy his rest!
Elton Green -MHS/BRLA
March 20, 2015
Mr Paris was a Kool dude he kept me out a lot of trouble and thought me things that no other teacher did
Jeffrey jackson
March 19, 2015
Sorry to hear about Roddy, he was a friend , neighbor that I haven't seen in awhile
Al White
March 19, 2015
Mary & Max, may God comfort and strengthen you in this difficult time. My love and prayers are with you both.
Renee Ervin
March 19, 2015
he was my case manager and we where close
joshua davison
March 19, 2015
The news of Roddy Paris' passing was extremely devastating. The world and local schools and community experienced a great loss the day Roddy left this world to be a rock star and motorcycle rider in the heavens.

There are too many wonderful qualities and stories that fill my memories of Mr. Paris at Minor High. He was a wonderful coworker that could cheer you up with a sly and wicked sense of humor, as well as give 150% to his work ethic. He truly cared for each student under his care. He normally was seen walking the halls with an entourage of students. When tragedy struck, you looked for the helpers. Roddy Paris was a helper.

His coworkers and students will all hold memories of the happiness and laughs that Roddy brought to each of us, abiding him to live on in our memories.

You could see the love in his eyes when he spoke or told stories of the two of you. His heart was full of pride and love. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the two he loved dearly and above othersMax and Mary Paris, plus extended family.


Sincerely,

Jean Hawkins
MHS co-worker
Jean Hawkins
March 19, 2015
Rod was a great man who taught me a lot when I was younger. If not for him, I wouldn't have had some of the experiences I did. I too had not talked with him in years but glad he was a part of my life. My prayers are with you Mary, Max, and Molly.
Rodger Simms
March 19, 2015
"Uncle P" as my son called him was an incredibly sweet man & tremendously helpful to my son and I. He kept us laughing. When my son called me from school to tell me of Uncle P's passing, he was crying so hard and so was I. He was always there for us. The first time I met with him was last yr, it was supposed to be like 15-20 min meeting, it wound up being an hour and a half. I enjoyed talking and laughing with him. I know he really and truly cared about my son and his education at CCHS. To his family, you have our deepest sympathies and know that he'll forever be in our hearts. God Bless you Uncle P!!
Angela Byrd
March 18, 2015
A great teacher and coach . You will be remembered by many . You always kept a positive attitude no matter what . Rest Easy Coach .
Zach Laney
March 18, 2015
Roddy was such a nice guy whenever you met him at school. He was a talented and special friend. He and Billy Morehead were very special friends back in high school. He will definitely be missed!
Dennis Penny
March 18, 2015
So very sorry for your loss.
Dorothy White
March 18, 2015
Roddy, was very special to me, like the brother I never had. Although we had lost contact for many years, we did reconnect this past weekend and for that I'm eternally grateful!
Mary, Max & Molly, U are in my prayers & heart
MUCH LOVE, STRENGTH & COURAGE
Mark Britton
March 18, 2015
My deepest condolences to Mary, Max, Molly and all other family members during this very difficult time. Roddy, may you rest in peace...You will be greatly missed by many!
Debbie Simoneaux
March 18, 2015
Jessica Downey
March 18, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ed Cunningham
March 18, 2015
jessica williamson
March 18, 2015
It hurts to see such a great teacher leave us! You was one of a kind. If it wasnt for you i would have never made it out of high school. You understood everything i was going threw and helped me over come everything that slowed me down! You will truly be missed! May god be with your family. Prayers for your family coming from the williamsons!
jessica williamson
March 18, 2015
Our first meeting surfaced the very deep and unique love within this family, and send our deepest sympathy to Mary and Max.
Patsy and Ken Giglio
March 18, 2015
Clay Chalkville High school will miss this sweet man and great teacher. Prayers for comfort and peace for his family.
Paige Riggins
March 18, 2015
Gonna miss Rod. I'm sure we will ride again sometime in Heaven.
March 18, 2015
He was a great man very respected he was my favorite teacher at minor high he will be missed my prayers are with the family and you are in my thoughts
rose marie king
March 18, 2015
R.I.P. Coach Paris. Thanks for the many laughs and motivation at Minor High School! Prayers to the family during this time of bereavement.
Brittney Kindall
March 18, 2015
Mr Paris will always be remembered by all faculty and students at Minor High. He was loved by all. He was a great teacher, motivator and highly respected man. He will be missed. His legacy will live on.
Diane Tamburelli
March 17, 2015
He was always one of the funniest teachers out there that used to crack up jokes with other students and just an overall great person. He will dearly be missed.
Zachary Dixon
March 17, 2015
Mary, my prayers are with you and Max. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Rod but I've heard so many great things about him over the past couple of days. May God be with you. Kay Mickel
March 17, 2015
R.i.P to a great person... praying for the family at this time.
LaToya
March 17, 2015
I remember Mr. Paris very well. He inspired me to work on my degree in special education. Rest in heaven and my prayers are with your family! Be blessed
Tamara Woodson
March 17, 2015
I only knew Rod for a few hours while he lead a behavior class this past Satueday. In that short amount of time, Mr. Paris made me laugh several times! I could tell me truly cared about and touched the lives of his students. He was an inspiration and I will never forget him or what he taught me about education. Heaven gained an amazing angel
Kathryn Holt
March 17, 2015
Rip mr.paris your the best teacher ever will miss you my prayers go out to your family
heather winkler
March 17, 2015
I remember him at Minor. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with his family n loved ones at this time.
Lidia Curry
March 17, 2015
He was a wonderful beautiful person. He heart was made out of gold. He looked out for everyone and he was a friend or a father to people who need it. He is a wonderful man with a funny sense of humor.
You will be Missed
Jasmine Frazier
March 17, 2015
Mr.Paris is an amazing man he has touched many of life's at Minor High School.He always had a smile on his face and willing to help anyone I pray that god will comfort his family in this time.
Amanda Varner
March 17, 2015
Mr. Paris was a kind man who truly cared for students who needed someone to believe they could succeed. I am so grateful he was a teacher at Clay Chalkville High School. Please accept my condolences and sympathy.
Bobbie Boyer
March 17, 2015
Mr. Paris was a kind man who truly cared for students who needed someone to believe they could succeed. I am so grateful he was a teacher at Clay Chalkville High School. Please accept my condolences and sympathy.
Bobbie Boyer
March 17, 2015
He was my favorite teacher,,he really cared,,he was a great guy and I will miss him my prayers to the family... Just-Tyme-Lee
March 17, 2015
Rod was such a special person to so many at MHS. He made an impact on my life in ways that I will never forget. He loved life and loved his life. Mary, may God walk with you and Max during this difficult time.
Cherri Henderson
March 17, 2015
I just met Rod this past Saturday. He taught a workshop for special education. He truly left a great impact on my views of behavior management, and teaching in general. I am so saddened by his passing.
Aly Scarbrough
March 17, 2015
I can't stop crying I wouldn't be in college right now or have a high school diploma. I'm so sad.
Justin Cosby
March 17, 2015
Mr. Paris was a great man and teacher that really cared about his students. I know my daughter thought the world of him as well as myself. He will be sorely missed.
John Chandler
March 17, 2015
The Heavenly Blues
So sorry that our friend and former member of the Heavenly Blues is gone. We rejoice that we know this good man is in Heaven playing a great guitar in the Heavenly Band. Bro. Bob Pruett
Bob Pruett
March 17, 2015
Mary, We are so sorry to hear about Rod. We are sending loving prayers for you and Max. Love, Emily
March 17, 2015
Grace, mercy, and peace my friends.
May God surround you with His loving arms
and give you comfort in the days ahead.
Milton McGehee
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