Thurman Broughton Parish
Thurman Broughton Parish, age 90, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Peachtree Village in Brandon, with his wife Geneva, three daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren at his side.
Mr. Parish was born July 14, 1921. He was a co-owner of Dyers Inc. and United Motors Inc., of West Point. He was a WWII Veteran, Sgt. Tec. and served his country with the 107th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe. He was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Point, before moving to Brandon, in 2009. He had been a sunday school teacher and deacon, a member of the VFW, American Legion and West Point Masonic Lodge #159. Mr. Parish was an inspiration to so many people and a loyal and good servant to our Lord.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is today from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Kellen Maurer, Scott McNamee, Christopher Moore, Peter Varmette, Reese Robbins, Roland Ray, Brandon Ray.
Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Clark Sunday School Class, Lonnie Peeples, Robert Cox, Jeff Wade, George Bailey, Ralph Garcia, Joe Martin, Andrew Garcia.
He is survived by the love of his life of 71 years, Ethel Geneva Wade Parish; three daughters: JoAnn (Homer) Dyer of West Point, Brenda June Kough of Ridgeland, and Shara Jane (Jimmie) McNair of Jackson; eight grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; two sisters: Tootsie Robinson of West Point and Gay Sawyner of Cordova, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clytee Parish; and three sisters: Katie Wooldrige, Earleen Eanes and Bonnie Dudley.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association PO Box 16808 Jackson, MS 39236.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.