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Billy Parrish

February 20, 1935 — October 4, 2023

Willie Frank Parrish, 88, of Valdosta, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Fellowship Home. Billy was born in Mayday, GA on February 20, 1935 to the late A. V. (Buck) and Ruth Herring Parrish. He was a member of Central Avenue Church of Christ, after getting baptized at age 81.

He graduated in 1953 from Lake Park High School, where he played basketball and baseball. After graduation, he played semi-pro baseball for the Twin Rivers League. Billy was employed by Southern Railroad and he loved the railroad!! But not as much as he loved his bride, Delores McLeod. He left the railroad to be at home with her every evening, and began driving for Ryder Truck Lines. They were married for 65 years before her death in 2020.

Billy was an avid outdoorsman, fishing the Alapaha River and hunting in the flatwoods.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Billie Ann and Kirby Hall, and one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Kim Parrish. He had four grandchildren, Shannon Hall Odum and her husband, Rex. Garrett Hall and his wife, Amanda. Colby Jess Hall and his wife, Danielle. Camden Parrish and his fiancee, Haleigh Watson. Billy had six great-grandchildren, Heidi & Chloe Thomas, Ava & Grayson Hall, Gracelyn and Hudson Hall, and two more great-grands "on the way".

He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Marian Parrish and one brother-in-law, Andy Anderson. Preceding him in death was his two brothers, Sheldon Parrish and Raymond Parrish and his two sisters, Vada Anderson and Ruth Moore.

Billy's family wishes to thank the amazing staff at Fellowship Home. He loved them all, and we are very grateful for the kindness, care, and love each one gave Mr. Bill.

A private family service will be held at Dasher Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P O Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929.

Condolences to the family may be conveyed at www.mclanecares.com


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