Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens
5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV
Samuel Thomas Parrish
August 2, 1937 – June 17, 2019
Samuel “Sam” Thomas Parrish joined his brothers Jim and Charlie and their parents in Heaven on June 17th, 2019. What a celebration, Sam or Papaw, as he was mostly known, was born on August 2nd, 1937. He was the oldest of the boys. His dad, Clarence (Sam) was well known as a musician around Charleston. After graduating from Stonewall Jackson, Sam entered the Air Force. He traveled all over the world and was a Vietnam Veteran. He fathered four beautiful daughters, Tina, Cara, Sammi, and Lorraine. His stepchildren were Amy and Tommy. He leaves a legacy of 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandkids. While in the Air Force Sam was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his daring feat of walking on the wing of his plane to untangle something while bullets were being launched at the aircraft. He also taught Martial Arts in Europe and was recognized for his expertise in learning all aspects of the Arts. When he returned stateside, he managed recreation facilities on numerous AF Bases. After retiring from the AF, he worked for the USPS and there he met his loving wife Pam Fisher. They raised her grandchildren and great granddaughter Emmalyn. He was a member of God’s Lighthouse Church and would often sing there. Pam never left his side through his illness and they laughed and cuddled right up to the end of his life of this earth. Services will be held Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Rd., Cross Lanes, WV, 25313 with Pastor Mayford Witt officiating, interment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 21, 2019
Samuel Thomas Parrish
June 21, 2019
Pam, so sorry to read about Sam's passing. He was a very nice person to have worked with at the Postal Service. My condolences to you and your family.