James Wright Parrish, Jr

Born: Wed., Dec. 7, 1927
Died: Thu., Jul. 31, 2008

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James Wright Parrish, Jr., age 80, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, July 31, 2008 at Veterans Administration Medical Center of Augusta. Born in Roopville, Georgia on December 7, 1927, he was the son of the late James Wright Parrish, Sr. and Aliene Pentecost Parrish. He graduated from Roopville High School and attended Gordon Military College, West Georgia College and transferred to the University of Georgia where he graduated in 1951. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and earned a degree in Animal Husbandry. During World War II he served in the United States Navy on the USS Abatan for two years. Until his retirement he worked for Feedright Milling Company, Con Agra and Goldkist Feed. He enjoyed small game hunting and fishing and loved to host fish fries for his friends and family. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching any sport that his children participated in, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Atlanta Braves. In his later years he especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play football at Nathanael Greene Academy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. Since March 1, 2002, James had been living under the loving care of Willow Run Retirement Home.

He is survived by three daughters, Marian Easley and husband Ricky of Greensboro, GA, Mary Jim Chapman and husband Robbie of Greensboro, GA and Becky Parrish of Eatonton, GA; a son, Jimmy Parrish of Eatonton, GA; three grandchildren, Conrad Easley, Jimmy Easley and JoAnna Chapman; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Sellers Parrish; and a sister, Margie Hinton.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. The family requests that any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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bertha turner
   Posted Thu July 31, 2008
so sorry about you loss, mzy god bless. bertha turner sara dreyer

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Thu July 31, 2008
Our sincere sympathies to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Janice Campbell
   Posted Thu July 31, 2008
I have many fond memories of the fish fryes, cook outs and laughs shared with James and the family.He was a sport and fun to be around in his younger years.He would always refer to me as "Campbell"which to this day has stuck.We will all miss you James,thanks for the memories.With sincere sympathy to the family. Love, Campbell

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu July 31, 2008
Herb and I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Mary Jim had told me about his trouble last week and I had prayed everything would go well with the other leg. So very sorry it didn't. I know you will miss him terribly. We are thinking about all of you at this time.

Cathy D Smith
   Posted Thu July 31, 2008
Deepest Sympathy to the Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
To each of you, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May god comfort you during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Katherine Bray
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
Sorry to read of your loss. I am connected to your loved one through the Pentecost line. Would like to hear from you when you can contact me. Will be praying for you.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
So sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers.

JANET STAPLETON
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
MARIAN, MARY JIM AND JIMMY SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A SWEET MAN AND WILL BE MISSED. I THINK OF ALL OF YOU OFTEN. I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS.

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
Dear Marian, Mary Jim & Jimmy, So sorry for the lost of your Dad. Our family will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Lynn, Darryl, Jessie & Dottie

Beth Baynes Garland
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, he was a great man & I remember how highly my father thought of him. My prayers are with you.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the PARRISH FAMILY during the loss of their father, grandfather and friend to many over the years. Emmett and Shirley

Kathy and Ken Cawthon
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you during this difficult time. In the days ahead may you find peace and comfort as only God can provide.

Donna Jones Adams
   Posted Fri August 01, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this trying time. I wish you well. Marian, you were so good to me when my daddy died, I wish I could be that strong for you. I still have a hard time at moments like this. I am sorry. Remember, my prayers are with you. I will talk to you soon.

Judy Rodgers
   Posted Wed August 06, 2008
You are all in my prayers.

Robin Smith
   Posted Fri August 08, 2008
Mary Jim, I am keeping you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. May God give you the peace that only He can give.