James "Jimbo" Parrish

March 5, 1933September 24, 2019

James “Jimbo” Parrish, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home in Kokomo. James was born on May 5, 1933 in Roda, Virginia to the late John and Linah (Jones) Parrish. James enlisted into the United States Air Force and served for four years of active duty and another four years with the reserves. On April 3, 1957, James was married to the love of his life, Audrey (Smith) in Virginia. Audrey preceded James in passing on September 5, 2018. James and Audrey spent 36 years living in Chicago, where James had worked as a welder for 40 years before he retired in 1995. After retirement, they moved to Kokomo and James drove a school bus for ten years. James enjoyed going out to Scotty’s Rock ‘n’ Country bar where he would sing karaoke and throw darts. When he was singing, James loved to do Hank Williams Sr. songs and won several contests. James in survived by his son, Michael Parrish; grandson, James M. Parrish; great-grandchildren, Aidan Parrish and Addison Parrish; brother, David Parrish; and sisters, Betty Young and Jane Herther. There will be a graveside service with military rites on Monday, September 30th at 1:00 pm at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery in Kokomo.


  • Graveside Service with Military Rites Monday, September 30, 2019


James "Jimbo" Parrish

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Barb Arredondo- Kendall

September 26, 2019

I remember Jim's favorite expression was " ok git er done " and I would laugh every time he would say that. He was his own man. One of the good guys. May you RIP JIMBO !!

Dawn Phillips

September 25, 2019

I'm thankful that I knew Jimbo as a co-worker and as a good friend. I will always treasure the memories that we shared. He could always make me smile. Until we meet again, Jimbo, rest in peace.

Christy Griggs

September 25, 2019

Jimbo, you were one of a kind! I’ll never forget you! One of my favorite co-workers ever! And I got to see you sing Karaoke a few times. R.I.P. Jimbo!