William Burton Parris lll Dead At 70
February 8, 2016 at 6:44 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of WILLIAM “BILL” BURTON PARRIS III, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on the afternoon of FEBRUARY 2, 2016.
The family describes PARRIS, who owned and operated 970 WAMD of ABERDEEN, MD and 1460 WKHZ of EASTON, MD, as "an avid broadcaster who loved, lived, and breathed media."
Over the course of his career, PARRIS was named BILLBOARD's "Program Director of the Year" in 1977, worked as EVP of UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY & CABLE, and served on the boards of the MARYLAND-DC-DELAWARE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION and the SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE.
Later in life, PARRIS, who also worked as a pilot and served as the president of two commuter airlines, took tremendous joy giving back to his community and serving as the MARYLAND WING COMMANDER of the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY's CIVIL AIR PATROL, which established a scholarship in his memory.