Moores will stay on at the club as honorary chairman.
Parry said: “This was probably the hardest day of his life.
“It’s been very tough, something he didn’t want to do but something he knew he had to do.
“I know, however, that like everyone else he’s very excited about the future and once today is over I’m sure he’ll be buzzing again.
“No-one cares about this club as much as David. He’ll still be very much involved and will always be viewed as the custodian of its values.”