Garold L. “Jerry” Parrish

February 9, 2013 • Obituaries


No services are scheduled at this time for Garold L. “Jerry Parrish, 82, who departed this world on Jan. 31, 2013. Garold (Jerry) was one of nine children born to his parents in Oregon. He served in the Marines, was honorably discharged and joined the Merchant Marines with Texaco Oil [auth] where he served 30 years before retiring. He loved to play the guitar and was an avid rock hound, and enjoyed good times with friends and family.

He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Henry Parrish of Casa Grande, Ariz., Elton Parrish of Anchorage, Ala., Kathy Birkel of Philomath, Ore., and Ellen Parrish of Ark.

He fathered three children, Zack Parrish of Camden, S.C., Laura Higa of Portland, Ore., and Mary Holland of Roswell. He has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He remarked that in his service to this country he had traveled many times around the globe. He was greatly loved by all his family and those who were his friends and his caretakers. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may pay their respects online at

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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