Richard "Dick" Vernon Parrish

November 21, 1927April 22, 2018

Richard “Dick” Parrish, 90 passed away on April 22, 2018. He was born on November 21, 1927 in Lancaster County, PA. Dick was the son of a pastor and was himself a religious man. His Texaco station on Fairbanks Ave. and 17-92 was well known for its inspirational messages on its large roadside marquee such as “God Answers Prayer”. Dick was a Texaco supplier for 45 years. He served his country proudly when he joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16 during World War II and served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. He enjoyed playing golf and his great achievement was a Hole In One four days before his 90th birthday. Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Ann; his children: Keith Parrish, Deborah “Debbie” Cisna, Frank “Thumper” Eicherly IV and Elizabeth “Liz” Pounders and her husband Lee; his sister Nellie Shoff, his 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

At Dick’s request, private family services will be held. Messages can be left for the family in the guest book at


  • Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Ann; his children: Keith Parrish, Deborah “Debbie” Cisna, Frank “Thumper” Eicherly IV and Elizabeth “Liz” Pounders and her husband Lee; his sister Nellie Shoff, his 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Richard "Dick" Vernon Parrish

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Rosa Greenway

May 13, 2018

When I lived in Winter Park I would go to Mr. Parrish Texaco station to fill up my car with gas, he was so polite and friendly. Then I met Ann at the Christian Women's Club, and came to their house for bible studies and felt so much Love from Dick and Ann.
I always felt Loved and welcome at their home. It was such a privilege to know a Man of God that showed it in his words and actions.
I pray the peace of the Lord and the Lord wrap his around all or the Parrish's family and relatives.
God Blessings and Love!
Rosa Maria Greenway

Ivy Williams

May 12, 2018

Although I only met this lovely man once he had such a warm heart and nothing was to much trouble, we had the pleasure of staying with him and his lovely wife Ann for two weeks in 2016 and it felt like home from home , the warmth from staying there will remain with me forever, Dick and I became tasty cakes and ice cream buddies he will be solely missed. Love you Dick. Ivy xxx

Bonnilee Ashley

May 7, 2018

I pray for comfort for Ann especially as I have known her through Christian Women's Clubs where she spoke often. We had many great times together and I am sorry I never got to meet Dick. Know he must have been a very special person
though. I pray that you, Ann, will be able to continue living in the new home you have moved to awhile back, will receive God's comfort and healing, and will continue to be a blessing to so many people, as you have in the past. Please do
keep in touch with me and know that I care about your great loss.
Bonnilee Ashley

Tom Hirsch

May 6, 2018

Condolences to all of Dick's family, and many friends. I appreciated the honest way that Dick ran his Texaco station at Fairbanks Ave and US 17-92. When I moved here in March, 1988, my employer, WESH-TV, had an account at the gas
station to fuel our vehicles there. I began buying fuel for my vehicles there also, and enjoyed the good relationship I had with Dick and his employees for years, until the business closed.
And I appreciated talking to Dick and Ann when worshiping at Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry.

We share your sorrow, and pray for your family.
Tom Hirsch

Carole Pickle

May 6, 2018

I sent a long memory but I do not see how to send it. Jacob Harry Pickle III and Carole Pickle. It may have gone into the bit bucket. Carole and Harry send our best to the Parrish family.

Dustin Darnell

May 6, 2018

The man with the beautiful swing and a great friend. I am a better person for just having him as a friend and golfing partner.

Liz Pounders

May 6, 2018

Charles hershey

May 6, 2018

Sincere condolences to Anne and her family Dick was a great person who will be missed by many our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Charles and Peggy Hershey

Liz Pounders

May 5, 2018

Dear Pop,

I miss you. You were the longest truest love of my life. I am now trying to adapt to a world that has stopped revolving, or has it just stopped revolving around me? I'm trying to understand why I am so different from you, the most influential person in my life. Is it because I do not share your blood? I am loud, and brassy, and wild, and funny, and fierce (where did I become infused with this warrior blood?!) Maybe these are, in fact, traits that spring from a foundation of solid, consistent, unconditional love that created this free spirit in me. I asked those closest to you which words they would use to describe you. They used words like loving, kind, honest, generous, loyal, respectful, considerate, caring, dependable, honorable, protective. And then I realized, these are words used to describe God's love! You raised a family that both shared and did not share your blood, but there was no distinction to you. Like God's love, it existed for everyone who wished to receive it. Some of that love was unclaimed and must have been the breaking of your pure heart! But for the five of us who loved you most, who lay you to rest today, you were our knight in shining armor who saved us...the sun that rose to shine on us. You stepped up to fill the void of those who hurt and abandoned us. You healed our broken hearts and made us your family. You adopted us and made us inheritors of your blessings (Genesis 48). And your love reached far beyond us. Your love rippled through an entire community, and they loved you back! Your "family" is an inclusive one, from all walks of life...a vast family of varied races, creeds, and religions. In that way, I am like you. I too am assembling a diverse family, unconnected by blood, as God intended us to have. Let that then be your legacy Pop, for myself and all who knew

Your Adoring Daughter,


Andrew Stasky

May 4, 2018

Dick and Ann are two of my favorite people. What a special family and an honor to know them both, I am a better person from having known Dick. Best to Ann and family.