Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bobbie Joe Parrish – Obituary

Bobbie Joe Parrish, 66, of Marion, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at the VA Medical Center.

Bobbie was born on August 14, 1949 in Goreville to Elvis and Mildred (Burklow) Parrish.

He served in the US Navy during Vietnam and was a Union carpenter and foreman.  Bobbie loved horse racing, fishing, boxing and playing cards.  He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Son-Brian Parrish and fiancé Jessica Thompson of Marion

Daughter-Renee Parrish of San Diego, CA

Son-Travis and Ciara Parrish of Carbondale

Grandchildren-Joanna, Amanda, Genesis, Zepplin, Alexis, Sean and Jocelynn

Sister-Sherry Durham

Brothers-Dennis and Alisa Parrish and Jack and Shirley Parrish

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Max Parrish, Kenneth Deon Parrish, Bill Parrish, Carl “Tubby” Parrish and John Wayne Parrish.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. R.G. Null officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery.

Military Rites will be performed by the Vienna VFW Post 5222 with assistance from the US Navy.  Visitation will also be on Friday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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