Obituary: Hushel Lea Parrish Jr.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mr. Hushel Lea Parrish Jr., 75, of Cornersville, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Marshall Medical Center.

Mr. Parrish was a native of Detroit, Mich. He was educated at Culleoka Elementary and High School, graduating Valedictorian in 1952. He attended David Lipscomb College, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Tennessee. He worked with Dixon Electric in Columbia and with Florence Stove Company in Lewisburg prior to joining the U.S. Army. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as an Instructor in Special Electronic Devices Repair at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and with the Bureau of Mines in College Park, Md. Following his discharge from the Army, he returned to Florence Stove, which had changed their name to the Heil Quaker Corporation. He resigned in 1967 and started his own business, Parrish Heating and Cooling, which he sold in 1999 when he retired. He was a member of Westvue Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hushel Lea Parrish Sr. and Adeline Anne Vetor Parrish, and first wife, Frances Sue Randolph Parrish.

He is survived by his wife, Constance Giddings Parrish of Cornersville; daughter, Connie Sue (Tim) LaRonde of Spring Hill; son, Randy Parrish of Nashville; sister, Shirley Creasy of Westmoreland; brother, Tommy (Jean) Parrish of Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and stepdaughter, Jacqueline Ayala of California.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 27, from Westvue Church of Christ with Mike Whitehead officiating, followed by burial in Friendship Cemetery, Culleoka.

The pallbearers were David Cook, Jay Honea, Clyde Denton, Jon Brady, Kevin Hoalcraft and Joe Randolph.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.