John Lawrence Pareti, 70, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in an Asheville VA hospital.
He was a native of Hackensack, N.J., but moved to Murphy in 2009.
John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. John was an active member of the Murphy American Legion Post 96 and the Warrior Clan.
John was also a member of Mount Liberty Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late John and Anne Betchley Pareti. He was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Honey and Jack Gore.
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Pareti; two daughters, Lorraine Hughes and husband Richard of Greenville, S.C., and Stephanie D’auria-Mekalet of Florida; a step-daughter, Dusty Cahill and Waylon Leohmann of Muskegon, Mich.; a brother, Gus Kitterle and wife Joy of Florida; and five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of John Lawrence Pareti to the American Legion Post 96, P.O. Box 712, Murphy, NC 28906, or Warrior Veterans Outreach, P.O. Box 134, Murphy, NC 28906.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.