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Dr. Carey Monroe Parrett

Passed away on May 2, 2013 at the age of 93. He grew up in Bloomingburg, Ohio and married Edith Jean Clayton of Greenfield, Ohio in 1941.

Dr. Parrett served in the Armed forces, landing in Normandy just days after the June invasion. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his valor during the Battle of the Bulge, and another Purple Heart and numerous commendations.

He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1950 and operated a large and small animal practice in Milford, Ind. during the 1950s. He joined Eli Lilly in 1961 and served in a number of executive sales and marketing positions within the animal health division in Indianapolis.

From 1979 - 1988, he operated the Parrett Veterinary Hospital in Indianapolis, specializing in small animals. Upon retirement, Dr. Parrett moved to Sebring, Fla., where his beloved wife Jean passed away in 1992. He married Janice Clayton of Gaithersburg, Md. in 1993. They shared 20 wonderful years together.

Dr. Parrett is survived by his wife, Janice Clayton; his, children and their spouses/fiancées, Thomas (Therese Faller), William (Kathleen Budge), and Patricia (Tim Mader) and "stepson" David Molden (Clara Molden); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He will be placed to rest in Sebring, Florida.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 21, 2013
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