Obit: David Gregory Paris

Irving, TX Assistant Police Chief, David Gregory Paris, 47, passed away on September 6, 2011 in Copper Canyon, Texas.

He was born on June 20, 1964 in Lake Providence, LA to Dr. William A. & Frances Paris.  David was a loving husband, father, son, brother, dedicated police officer and friend.

David grew up in Lake Providence where he graduated from the Briarfield Academy in 1982, he went onto attend and graduate from Northeast Louisiana University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.  David and his family were members of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lake Providence in his growing up years.

Chief Paris went onto the North Central Texas Council of Governments Basic Police Academy graduating in 1986.  He began his career as a dedicated officer in 1986 working his way up to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Irving in 2005 and was currently the Commander of the Investigative Services Bureau. Chief Paris graduated from the 224th class FBI National Academy and the Motorola University Six Sigma program.  Chief Paris was an active member of the Executive Board of the Irving Police Athletic League, he was involved with the Irving Citizens on Patrol, the Irving Police First Offender Program and the Irving Citizens Police Academy. Chief Paris was active with the Town of Copper Canyon’s advisory board.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kim Paris, children, Ashley Buchanan and husband, Shawn of Argyle, TX., Paige Paris of Copper Canyon, TX. and Pvt. 1st Class Hayden Paris of Copper Canyon, TX., mother, Frances Paris of Lake Providence, LA, mother-in-law, Murel Pratt of Detroit, TX., brother, Andy Paris and wife, Carolyn of Dallas, TX., sister, Cathy Wise and husband, Billy of Lake Providence, LA., brother, Chuck Paris  and wife, Becky of Forest, LA., sister, Mary Ellen Rollinson  and husband, Hurbert of Oak Grove, LA., brother, Chris Paris and wife, Joy of Story, WY., brother, Michael Paris and wife, Diane of Houston, TX., brother, John Paris and wife, Jane of Vicksburg, MS., brother, Steve Paris and wife, Judy of Crawfordville, FL., sister-in-law, Pam Pratt of Detroit, TX., brother-in-law, Randy Pratt and wife, Annette of Sumner, TX., sisters-in-law, Becky McCoin and husband, Jimmy, Shelia Johnson and husband, Monte all of Detroit,TX., and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Calvary Church, 4401 N. Hwy. 161, Irving, TX. 75038.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 09, 2011 at 2:00PM at Calvary Church. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lake Providence.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to a memorial account that has been set up at the Irving City Employees Federal Credit Union (ICEFCU).  The account has been set up in the name of Sergeant Joseph Palomar (Family Liaison Officer).  Checks should be made payable to the ICEFCU.  Donations to the account will be given to the Irving community programs Chief Paris was involved with.

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