OBITUARY

Clayton "CORKEY" Maxwell Parrish

16 February, 19313 June, 2021
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Clayton Maxwell Parrish, 90, of Cotton Valley, LA, passed away June 03, 2021.

He was born in Epps, LA on February 16, 1931, to Willie and Aldie Parrish. He served in the US Army from 1948-1968 in Panama, Germany, Italy, Korea, among several US States. After his retirement from the military, he and his family moved to Cotton Valley, LA. He worked at the Louisiana Ammunition Plant and retired again from Evergreen Presbyterian School.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, Gary Clayton Parrish “Red”, Keith Eugene Parrish “Dilbert”, Noel Alan Parrish “Rub”, sisters Jewel, Willie Myrle and brother AG.

Corkey is survived by his daughter, Diane and husband Jackie Young; grandchildren, Gene and wife Kimberly Johnston, Jacob Young, Sarah Parrish, Ed and wife Michelle Parrish, and great grandchildren, Tristan, Steven, Olivia, Emma, Gavin and Wesley.

His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening and watching the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers football.

Graveside services for Corkey will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Cotton Valley Cemetery, Cotton Valley, LA, officiated by Bro. Kenneth DeHart.

  • FAMILY

  • Gary Clayton "Red" Parrish, Son (deceased)
  • Keith Eugene "Dilbert" Parrish, Son (deceased)
  • Noel Alan "Rub" Parrish, Son (deceased)
  • Jewel and Willie Myrle, Sisters (deceased)
  • A.G., Brother (deceased)
  • Diane Young (Jackie), Daughter
  • Gene Johnston (Kimberly), Grandchild
  • Jacob Young, Grandchild
  • Sarah Parrish, Grandchild
  • Ed Parrish (Michelle), Grandchild
  • Tristan, Steven, Olivia, Emma, Gavin and Wesley, Great-Grandchildren

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, 10 June , 2021

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Carroll Michaud

6 June 2021

The Final Salute

“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Clayton Maxwell (Corkey) Parrish our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Corkey. To Corkey it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving 20 years in the U.S. Army. Corkey, we commend you for your honorable military career. You are a true patriot, who served your nation and your community with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. GOD Bless you. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, the VFW Comrades of Post 4588 and the Disabled Veterans of DAV Chapter 30 in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Corkey’s family and loved ones.

Brent Ebbesson, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71111

Johnny Welch, Commander DAV, Chpt 30
7012 Suntan St. Shreveport, LA 71108
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

Brenda Alexander

5 June 2021

This was the sweetest man I think I have ever meet! His smile was infectious and he was a true gentleman! Thank you Corkey for all the fish dinners you bought for me! Catch you on the other side good friend! Hold down the Fort until we all arrive!

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Biography

Clayton Maxwell Parrish, 90, of Cotton Valley, LA, passed away June 03, 2021.

He was born in Epps, LA on February 16, 1931, to Willie and Aldie Parrish. He served in the US Army from 1948-1968 in Panama, Germany, Italy, Korea, among several US States. After his retirement from the military, he and his family moved to Cotton Valley, LA. He worked at the Louisiana Ammunition Plant and retired again from Evergreen Presbyterian School.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, Gary Clayton Parrish “Red”, Keith Eugene Parrish “Dilbert”, Noel Alan Parrish “Rub”, sisters Jewel, Willie Myrle and brother AG.

Corkey is survived by his daughter, Diane and husband Jackie Young; grandchildren, Gene and wife Kimberly Johnston, Jacob Young, Sarah Parrish, Ed and wife Michelle Parrish, and great grandchildren, Tristan, Steven, Olivia, Emma, Gavin and Wesley.

His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening and watching the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers football.

Graveside services for Corkey will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Cotton Valley Cemetery, Cotton Valley, LA, officiated by Br. Kenneth DeHart.