OBITUARY

Horace William Parrish

7 July, 192313 July, 2021

Horace William Parrish, 98, peacefully entered into eternity with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. He was the last of nine siblings to pass away in his family.

Mr. Parrish was born on July 7, 1923 in Johnston County, N.C. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in the JOY (Just Older Youth) Group, Sunday School Class, Methodist Men’s Group and many other activities. He was actively involved in painting, woodwork, and landscaping projects both at church and at home. He was a wonderful gardener as well.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theatre. While serving he achieved the rank of Sergeant in charge of supply trucks taking ammunition and supplies to the front lines. Upon discharge from the Army he returned to Raleigh, NC and began a career with the US Postal Service as a letter carrier. He retired with almost 38 years of service.

Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by his wife Katherine, his son Billy and his grandson Bill. He was also preceded by his six brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his three children: Sons, John and wife Joyce of Eden, NC, David and wife Paula of Zebulon, NC; and daughter Rebecca (Becky) Green and husband Danny of Clemmons, NC; and one granddaughter Katie Green of Raleigh, NC.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 19, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Open Table United Methodist Church (824 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh, NC). Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm - 2:00 P.M. prior to the service

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to your favorite charity.

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 19 July , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 19 July , 2021

  • Graveside service to follow

    Monday, 19 July , 2021

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Amber C

20 July 2021

Mr. Parrish was such a wonderful person. Had a smile that could brighten any room. I enjoyed caring for him while at TE. Condolences and prayers for the family. Rest peacefully.

Barbara & Bobby Mayton

18 July 2021

Mr. Parrish was a sweet man with a caring heart. I enjoyed getting to know him on our trips with the JOY Group. He always had a smile on his face and kind words for everyone. He was a faithful member of the church and, unless he was ill, you could expect to see him sitting in his favorite spot on Sunday mornings.

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