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Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Jimmie Lee Parrish

November 7, 1940May 16, 2020

Jimmie L. Parrish died peacefully at home on May 16, 2020 in Odessa, Texas at the age of 79. Jimmie graduated from Odessa High School in 1959. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1963. He was an E4 specialist in the 554th Engineering Co. at Fort Lewis. He took much pride in his service to the United States Army and was proud to be an American. Upon leaving the military in 1965, Jimmie became a pipeline welder and continued in that line of work until he retired in 2002. Jim was a long standing member of First United Pentecostal Church of Odessa. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Parrish of Odessa; daughter Tammy Parrish of Odessa; stepson, Victor Hiller, his wife, Hazel and their son, Steven and wife Sierra, all of Odessa; stepson, Vincent Hiller, his wife, Robbie and their son, Clay all of Lumberton, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Rosa Gunn and her husband, “Buster” of Centerville, Texas; his sister Darlene Bartell and her husband “Buck” of College Station; and several nieces and nephews. Jimmie was preceded in death by his father, Jim Frank (Peter) Parrish; mother, Leta Mae Parrish both of Odessa; first wife Judy Quinn Smith and son, Richard Wayne Parrish both of Odessa; and second wife Leomah Parrish of Ozark, Arkansas. A memorial is scheduled for June 2, 2020 at 11 A.M. at First United Pentecostal Church. Pastor Terry Pugh will be officiating. The family would like to thank the nurses of ORMC for their care of Jimmie during his hospital stays. The staff of Express Nursing were amazing in their care of him for the past year.

Thank you Heart to Heart Hospice for your countless visits the last week of his life. You brought comfort and companionship to him every night during bouts of anxiety. To the staff and all of his friends at Lincoln Towers he felt loved and at home with all of you surrounding him so to you we say thank you.

Services

2 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

First United Pentecostal Church

1700 N Texas Ave.
Odessa, Texas

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Adrian Carr

May 30, 2020

My earliest recollections of my Uncle Jim were when he and my Aunt Pinky would come over to my grandparent's house in the Jethro community of Ozark, Arkansas.

They would bring their video recorder with them and in those days the video recorders used VHS tapes and were about two feet long and weighed enough to require a tripod for extended use.

Uncle Jim would operate the video recorder while me and the other children would be unwrapping our presents with great enthusiasm.

Among the things that I remember the most about Uncle Jim were his warm smile, wonderful laugh, and how his eyes would shine when he was having a good time.

I have missed seeing him all these years but I remember him fondly and wish him the very best in his new life in the realm of spirits.

May God comfort all of us as we miss his sweet presence on this side of mortality and may the time of the resurrection come swiftly. Amen.

Bill Bunch

May 21, 2020

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of this fine man and dear cousin. Bill and Patsy Bunch.

Brian & Paulette Nelson

May 21, 2020

Dear Tammy,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. Neither time nor distance can erase the fond memories and friendship we shared with him during our years in Odessa. He was a rock, a solid man in every way: physically, mentally and spiritually. He loved his family and the Lord with all of his heart, mind, and soul, truly a great Christian. Jim will be missed more than words can say, so we lift you and your family in prayer for God’s peace and comfort, for “the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart.”
With love,
Brian & Paulette Nelson

Veletta Butcher

May 20, 2020

Tammy, you know that your Dad was one of David's best friends. Your Dad came every Thursday to visit and keep my husband company, and that was very appreciated. Your Dad was a "giant" of a man, strong and a hard worker. I can say, you and I have both lost "giant" men. May the Lord comfort and give you peace. Love and prayers, Veletta Butcher

FROM THE FAMILY
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