Lewis Parham Obituary

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Lewis Hillsman Parham Jr.

November 5, 1932 - February 25, 2014
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Charlotte - Lewis Parham, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was born in Wilson, N.C., November 5, 1932 to the late Lewis H. Parham and Mary Elizabeth Chambers. He was reared in Raleigh, N.C. and attended schools there, ending at Needham Broughton High School. He moved to Charlotte during his junior year in high school and was graduated from Central High School in 1950. He attended Charlotte College for one year and transferred to UNC in Chapel Hill. He received a BS in Business in 1954 and his Juris Doctorate with honors from UNC law school in 1957. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity. Also in 1957, he was...
Charlotte - Lewis Parham, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was born in Wilson, N.C., November 5, 1932 to the late Lewis H. Parham and Mary Elizabeth Chambers. He was reared in Raleigh, N.C. and attended schools there, ending at Needham Broughton High School. He moved to Charlotte during his junior year in high school and was graduated from Central High School in 1950.

He attended Charlotte College for one year and transferred to UNC in Chapel Hill. He received a BS in Business in 1954 and his Juris Doctorate with honors from UNC law school in 1957. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity.

Also in 1957, he was commissioned in the Army in the Judge Advocate General division, stationed at the Pentagon. While in Washington, he received an LLM in Tax at Georgetown University.

After three years in service, he started practicing Law in Charlotte with Hedrick and McKnight. He later began his own firm, Parham, Helms, and Harris, where he worked until he retired from active law practice. He was very active in the Homebuilders Association, serving as Legal Counsel. Subsequently, he was involved in Commercial Real Estate, development, and various other ventures.

Lew was a member of Myers Park Country Club, having served on the Board of Directors twice and as President. He was a former member of Quail Hollow Country Club.

He was one of four founders of New Dominion Bank, where he served as Chairman until poor health forced his retirement.

He married the former Elizabeth Holt (Bessie) in 1957. Lew is survived by his wife, Bessie; his son, Holt and wife Terri; his daughter, Liz Hannah and husband Randall. Also surviving are a nephew, Sam Lewis of Monroe and his wife Lynn; a great-nephew, John Lewis; and a great-niece, Maggie Lewis.

The family appreciates the care and love given by caregivers JoAnne Dunlap and Terrance Brown, and the many friends who came to visit Lew in his declining health; it meant a lot to him and the family.

Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.

A service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 101 Colville Road, Charlotte at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service in Beard Hall at the church.

"I am sorry for the Parham family loss. He was such a nice man. Cynthia Flowers"

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