SAN ANGELO Ralph A. Parish, 85, of San Angelo, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in San Angelo. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matthew Rowe officiating. Interment will follow at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Columbarium. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home. Ralph was born on March 19, 1929, in Alpena, Michigan to Ralph Parish Sr. and Vivian Sparks. He graduated San Angelo High School in 1947, then went to San Angelo College, and joined The United States Army, serving in the Korean War. After the service, he married Evelyn Cochran on June 21, 1953, in San Angelo and went to Texas Tech. He was a retired salesman and a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Brenda Webb. Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn; sons Alan Parish of San Angelo and Jerrell Parish of Austin; a daughter, Lisa Ziriax of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Marjorie Garner and her husband, Pete of Odessa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Ralph's online guestbook and obituary may be viewed www.robertmassie.com.
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Robert Massie Funeral Home
402 Rio Concho Dr. San Angelo, TX 76903
Published in GoSanAngelo from June 29 to June 30, 2014