Mr Parry (95) was the ODT's daily Prester John columnist for 12 years and for two decades wrote nostalgia column Memory Lane, before stopping in 2014.
Gordon Parry wrote about 35 books, many of them histories of Dunedin-based companies.
He worked at the ODT for a total of 18 years - as a reporter, chief reporter, features editor, editorial writer, critic and columnist.
Hope and Sons Funeral Directors were proud to be a part of Gordon's farewell. See the photo of Funeral Director Chaim Cleavin, Funeral Assistant Matt Jenkins and our 1926 Chrysler Hearse used in the ODT's latest article published today.