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Joe E. Parrish Jr.

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Joe E. Parrish Jr. Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Joe Parrish, 73, died in his sleep on Friday, August 9, 2014. He was born and reared in Oconee County, Georgia. He was the son of the late Joe E. Parrish, Sr., and Inzanell Sims Parrish. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, Atlanta Christian College and Lincoln Christian University. A preacher for 46 years he served with churches in Illinois, Georgia, and Virginia. He ministered with Lebanon Christian Church in Lee Hall for 18 years and Seaford Church of Christ for 15. Due to multiple health issues he retired from full-time ministry six years ago, but continued serving as Sunday School teacher and Elder at Seaford Church of Christ until his death. For better than 25 years he taught a weekly Bible School session to the residents at Riverside Warwick Forest Convalescent Center and served on the Pastoral Care Committee of that facility. Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon; three sons, Russell (Marci), Stephen (Tammy) and Clark (Christy); four grandchildren, Megan, Justin, Lacy and Jordan; one sister, Robbie Myers (Leonard); one niece, four nephews, and numerous cousins and friends. A celebration of life service will be conducted at Seaford Church of Christ, 1709 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA. on Saturday, August 16, at 1:30 p.m. by Dennis Worsham and Josh Purdy. The family will also receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service and between 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is requested that memorial gifts be sent to Seaford Church of Christ, P.O. Box 276, Seaford, VA. 23696. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 12, 2014
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