James Parish


AUGUST 1, 1926 -

NOVEMBER 11, 2013

James Sidney Parish was born on August 1, 1926 in Catchings, MS. to Oliver L. and Alice Gilbert Parish.

He lived in MS, AL and then located to Florida where he resided 48 years. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he returned to MS, completed his education and became a farmer. He married Wanda Garrett in 1948. In 1958 he moved to AL and began a career with the Federal Civil Service. In 1965 James relocated to Pensacola, FL to work at the NARF/ NADEP facility at NAS Pensacola. He retired in 1993.

James was preceded in death by his wife of over 63 years, Wanda; his parents; 2 brothers, Lorse Parish, Richard Parish; 1 sister, Marjorie Scott. He is survived by 5 daughters: Brenda (Donnie) Smith; Deborah (Terry) Benn; Linda (Larry) Hollis; Patricia (Raymond) Davis; Shirley (Paul) Lewis; 9 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren; special nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-"in-law", brothers-"in-law", and, many dear friends.

Services will be held at Warrington Church of Christ, where he was a member for many years, on Friday, November 15, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am with the service following at 10:30 am. Dr. Charles "Bud" Myer, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at 11:45 am at Barrancas National Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Baptist Hospital, especially the Progressive Care Unit, and his Doctors for the compassionate and professional care they administered during our loved one's final days.

If desired, we are sure he would appreciate any donation in his memory to a youth baseball or Veteran's organization of choice or to the Warrington church of Christ.

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WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Home

Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home - Pensacola
124 W. GREGORY ST. Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 432-6534

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Nov. 14, 2013