OBITUARY

Luther "Skinner" Parrish

January 31, 1932June 30, 2019
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Luther V. “Skinner” Parrish 87 of Norwich, CT passed away Sunday June 30, 2019 at Backus Hospital.

Luther was born Jan 31, 1932 in Riverhead, LI, NY to the late Julia (James) Parrish and Jefferson Ellis Parrish Sr.

Luther was an US Amy veteran of the Korean War. He married Anna Silva on August 16, 1958. Luther was a truck driver for F. W. Brown Constriction Company for 32 years until his retirement. He was a devoted member of the Post 4 American Legion, a member of Retired Teamsters Local 493 and a member of the Norwich Senior Center. He was also an avid New York Yankees Fan. Luther was a fanatic about his beautiful yard. He would get on his hands and knees for countless hours pulling weeds until his good friend Skip Fraiter made him something to kneel on.

Luther is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Anna (Silva) Parrish; sister, Mary Delgado of Norwich and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle dearly.

He was predeceased by seven sisters and one brother; Edna Randall, Dolly Dunston, Elizabeth Parrish, Irene Robinson, Julia Jackson, Alice Parrish, Ruth Woodson and Jefferson Parrish.

A funeral home service will be held at the Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem Street in Norwich on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11 am. A calling hour will be held one hour prior from 10 am to 11 am. Burial will be private at the convenience of his family.

Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave a message of condolence for Luther’s family.

Luther died happy cutting his lawn. I know he is resting in Peace.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Luther "Skinner" Parrish

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Jeannie Amado

July 4, 2019

Anna my heart breaks for you. You and Skinna were one. You didn’t mention one without the other. What a beautiful love story the two of you shared. Thank you for sharing Skinna with us all these years. He was such and amazing friend to all of us. Who will give us the scoop now? I love you Anna and I loved Skinna too. So many amazing memories to hold in my heart. May he rest in eternal peace and forever be “your man”. As you do often bragged about whenever you were headed home from one of our girls day out . Stay strong and know we will always be here for you.

Sandra Goode-Ferguson

July 4, 2019

Dear Anna and Silva,Delgado families

I wish to express my condolences. I have always been fond of you and Luther since I met you many years ago.I was very much shocked and sadden to receive the news of his passing. May he Rip
Love
Sandra Goode-Ferguson

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