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Richard Parrish

Richard C. Parrish, 82, of Cecil, passed away at 4:26 am, Friday, December 11th, at his residence.

He was born in Paulding, on November 9, 1927, a son of the late Elizabeth (AuFrance) and Walter Parrish.

Dick graduated from Paulding High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a Sgt from 1945 to 1948 and held the Middleweight and Light-Heavy Boxing titles, while at Keesler Field, Mississippi, in 1946.

He retired from LaFarge, Paulding and was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish & the Paulding Eagles.

Dick married Pauline Sanders, who passed away in 1971. In 1976 he married Donna Watson Crabill, who survives.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donna; sons, Richard (Cheryl) & Stephen (Joyce), both of Antwerp, Ronald (Jean) of Hicksville, Kenneth of Edgerton, Joseph Crabill of Ft Wayne & Jeffrey (Christine) Crabill of Antwerp; daughters, Anna Conley of Antwerp & Christine Parrish of Thousand Oaks, CA, Lonna (Don) Nelson of Suffolk, VA, Pamela (Craig) Mills of Wappakoneta & Kimberly (Jim) Bowers of Paulding; brothers, Robert of Ossian, IN & Russell (Pauline) of Paulding; 22 grandchildren & 21 great grandchildren.

His funeral service is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, at 11 am on Tuesday, December 15th.

Viewing is Monday, 2-4 &6-8 pm & Tuesday, one hour prior to his service.

He will be laid to rest at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorials are to Antwerp United Methodist Church or Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Our sympathies and prayers are with you. We used to be your neighbors, on CR# 87. Mom (Ethel) went to be with our Lord in March 1999.

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Becky (McCague) Sipe Dec 19 2009 12:00 AM

Steve, Joyce and Family,

We're so sorry.

Jaci and Dan

jaci underwood Dec 14 2009 12:00 AM

Grandpa always appeared to have a tough exterior, but once you got passed that, he was a softie. I will miss him sitting in his chair at the house and poking fun at one another. He was always good for a laugh! Rest In Peace, Grandpa. Love you!

Lisa Dec 13 2009 12:00 AM

Donna & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Wish I could be there to hold you.

Wanda Stanton Dec 13 2009 12:00 AM

Donna and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karen & Lyle Leinard Dec 12 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Parrish and Family: My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God's grace be sufficient in this most difficult time and His love, comfort and peace be abounding. Cindy Lyons

Cindy Lyons Dec 12 2009 12:00 AM

To the family of Richard Parrish Im so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and the family Vanice Martenies

vanice martenies Dec 11 2009 12:00 AM

We're Thinking of you and You All have Our Deepest Sympathies.

Keih & Denise Culbetson Dec 11 2009 12:00 AM