In memory of
Herbert "Herb" Parrish
Herbert "Herb" Parrish, 79, Monticello, passed away at 11:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette. He was born on Dec. 19, 1936, in White County to the late Lamar "Swifty" and Thelma "Lucille" (Scales) Parrish. On June 6, 1962, he married Linda Pugh at the Monticello United Methodist Church and she survives. Herb was a member of the graduating class of 1955 from Monticello High School and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a farmer for 48 years. Herb was a school bus driver for 36 years for Twin Lakes School Corporation from which he retired. He also drove a tanker truck for 20 years, and worked for RCA for two years. Herb was still driving for Hubbard GM Center prior to his most recent health decline. He attended Reynolds United Methodist Church. He was a member of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows where he served as Past Noble Grand, presently served as the Chaplin, and also served as cemetery trustee. Everyone who knew Herb would agree he loved to talk! Above all else, he cherished time spent with his family. He is survived by children, Kimberly (Patrick) Shafer, Monticello, and Jay Dee (Kimberly) Parrish, Tipton; siblings, Patricia (Dave) Fisher-Surber, Reynolds, Kay Lingenfelter, The Villages, Fla., Steve (Bonnie) Parrish, Monticello, Dave (Tami) Parrish, Monticello; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Ponto, Kassie Parrish, Taylor (Megan) Shafer, Brent Parrish, Chase Parrish, Cody (Samantha) Parrish, Bryton Parrish; and six great-grandchildren, Audree Lucille, Paisley Jean, Easton, Ari, Kase, Renly, and one on the way. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Wayne Fisher and Aldie Lingenfelter; and a great-granddaughter, Kali. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. An Odd Fellow service will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services celebrating Herb's life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Nikki Rice of the Reynolds United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help offset expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be extended at http://www.springerfuneralhome.com
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