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Walter Parrish

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Jul 22, 1949 – Sep 8, 2019 (Age 70)


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Woodfin Funeral Chapel - Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro Obituary

Walter Parrish, age 70 of Rockvale, died September 8, 2019. He was a son of the late James W. Parrish and Judy Lamb Parrish who survives him.

In addition to his mother, Walter is survived by a brother, Glen Parrish of Murfreesboro; cousins, Tom Parrish of Murfreesboro, Judy Carlton of Jacksonville, FL, Carol Ann Horne of Moultrie, GA, Sharon Reynolds of McMinnville, Debbie Lemons of Calhoun, GA, Bill Hutcheson of Lascassas, and Robert and John McNair, both of Murfreesboro; and a host of other loving family and friends. Walter was also preceded in death by a brother, Whitney Parrish.

Mr. Parrish was an Eagle Scout and a 1967 graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam and following his military service he graduated from the University of Missouri. He later retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of service.

Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A graveside with military honors will follow at 1:00 pm in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Sorry for your loss! I remember Walter when we attended church at Journey Pointe. Lean on the Lord and...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 NLT
God bless.

So very sorry to hear about Walter. I knew him in High School although I did not have any classes with him.

Judy: I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at the VA Medical Center when you did and worked with Sally Willis when Whitney worked in Dietetic Service. I also knew Walter when he and Susan were attending church where I attend.
May you find comfort from our Lord and Savior. God Bless you, dear one.

Walter was a good friend through elementary school, high school and after. He always had a smile (sometimes impish because he was capable of some mischief). I greatly appreciate his service to our country during very difficult times. I will miss him. Pete

My sympathy to Walter's family. I remember him as the highschool boy with red curls. God bless and comfort you all.

I am so very sorry for your loss! He was a good friend for a long time (fourth grade) and was a great guy to know. He and Glenda Anderton Capps are having a great time now. My best to the family! Please tell Bubba Woodfin he is looking good!

Please accept my sincere condolences. Walter and I were classmates from first grade through high school. When we ran into each other as adults, we always laughed about incidents growing up. He will be missed.
Cecil Elrod

Please accept my most sincere condolences. Walter and I started first grade together and continued through high school as classmates. We ran into each other from time to time as adults and always laughed about fun incidents growing up. I regret that I am not in Murfreesboro to attend the visitation.
Cecil Elrod

What a strong and Patriotic man. A good coworker and friend. You will be missed Walter. Randy and Veronica Blanchard, USPS.