Richard Neal Parish, Sr.

posted by Amy Coder - 

Richard Neal Parish, Sr., age 80 of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Woodside Village Care Center. On January 6, 1938, he was born to the late Leroy Ivan and Marjorie Jane (Whitehill) Parish in Marion, and on April 23, 1960, he married his wife Fern Anita (Risatti) Parish.

Richard spent 28 years as a railroad worker, and he served in the United States Air Force. He was also a deacon at the River of Life Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona, for eight and a half years, and he assisted the American Legion at the VA hospital in Tucson for ten years.

He is survived by his wife Fern Parish of Marion; his sons Richard N. Parish, Jr., of Los Angeles, California, and Scot A. (Nicola) Parish of Brooklyn, New York; his brother James A. (Sue) Parish of Marion; his sister Norma Jean (Tom) Rall of Nevada, Ohio; and his six grandchildren Richard III, Stefanie, Sachi, Angelina, Keeley, and Teagan.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 3 PM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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