Wilton "Buddy" Parrish

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Wilton "Buddy" Parrish, 87, of Bell passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at the E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
Buddy attended Bell High School. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterward he worked 13 years at Hialeah Race Track and was a foreman for 25 years at Vista Memorial Gardens in North Miami.
He loved fishing and always had a boat down south for the ocean and one for the Suwannee River. His favorite past time was going to yard sales, flea markets and selling at the Bell flea market.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ruth; three stepchildren, Stephanie of High Springs, Harold of Bell and Scott of Cocoa Beach.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Fronie Parrish; brother, Donald; sister, Betty and son, David.
Buddy was a member of St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Newberry. He was buried Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bell.
Published in Chiefland Citizen on Feb. 7, 2019
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