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Benny Gerald Parrish of Pike Road, Alabama near Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of Winfield, Alabama

Age:  83

Born:  March 1, 1936, in Marshall County, Alabama, one of nine children born to George Wesley Parrish and Pinkie Beatrice Cahill Parrish.

Died:  Thursday, June 27, 2019, at his residence.

Survived By:

Son:  Benny “Benjie” Parrish, Jr. and his wife, Keela of Winfield, AL.

Daughters:

Sherri Parrish of Birmingham, AL.

Melody (Joe) White of Montgomery, AL.

Heather Parrish of Montgomery, AL.

Brother-In-Law:

Boyd Pate of Winfield, AL.

Grandchildren:

Lindsay Rasberry Plunkett

Kandace Rasberry

Mallory Parrish Wynn

Morgan Parrish

Ben Parrish

Nicole White

Aron White

Alayna White

Daniel White

Kyran White

Great-Grandchildren:  6

And a Host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives, and Friends.

Visitation:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Landmark Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama.

Funeral Service:  1:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, following visitation, at the Landmark Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama.

Burial:  Winfield City Cemetery, Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.

Officiating:  Buddy Bell.

Preceded in death by:

Wife:  Barbara Pate Parrish

Parents:  George Wesley Parrish and Pinkie Beatrice Cahill Parrish

Brothers:

J.W. Parrish

James Parrish

Billy Bob Parrish

Sisters:

Omegan Parrish

Nina Flo Parrish Killian

April Parrish Teague

Coleene Parrish Brown

Judy Parrish Kilgore.

*Benny was born March 1, 1936, in Marshall County, Alabama, one of nine children born to George Wesley Parrish and Pinkie Beatrice Cahill Parrish. Benny grew up in Albertville and graduated from Etowah High School. He attended and played football at Hinds Community College where they won a Junior Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and also at Texarkana Junior college where he was an All-American. He served in the United States Navy and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia where he played two seasons on the Naval Football Team. After serving in the Navy he attended the University of Alabama and played for Coach Paul Bryant on his inaugural team in 1958. He married the love of his life, Barbara Pate Parrish on December 31, 1958. He lived in Winfield for over 20 years where he was definitely an entrepreneur, he operated his own café, worked at the Pate Coal Co., Pate Chevrolet, Pepsi Cola, Sears, and Roebuck, operated Benny Parrish mobile homes, all before settling as a tire broker operating Benny Parrish Tire Company until his retirement. He moved to Guntersville in 1987 where he lived for 16 years before moving to Pike Road. He was a member of Landmark Church of Christ, the American Legion, Tide Pride, and his local Hardee’s Coffee Club. He enjoyed camping and pheasant hunting which he did with a group of friends on a trip annually for 27 years. He loved football especially, Alabama football.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the R.S.V.P., the Shed, or the General Mission programs of Landmark Church of Christ at http://www.landmarkchurch.net or 1800 Halcyon Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36117.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.*

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