Jerry J. Parrish              28 May 2010

Jerry J. Parrish, Sr.,  age 85,  of McKinney, Texas, passed
away May 28, 2010, in McKinney.  Jerry was born  March  11,
1925, in  Beaumont, Texas, to  Dozier Orris and Minna (Sei-
bert) Parrish. He was married to Jean Ann Parrish  and  she
preceded  him  in  death.  He married Lois Cohen of Mineral
Wells, she preceded him in death. Later, he  married  Enola
Landry  in  1997  in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  Jerry grew up and
attended schools in Beaumont.  After graduating  from  high
school, Jerry proudly served in the United States Army  Air  Corp.  He
graduated from Lamar University before receiving a basketball scholar-
ship  to  Oklahoma State University, graduating with a bachelor degree
in geology.  As a geologist he worked all over  the  world  for  Texas
Instruments  before retiring at Lake Palestine, Texas.  He is survived
by his wife, Enola Parrish of McKinney, Texas;  sons,  Jeffrey Parrish
and  wife, Diana  of  Del Valle, Texas, Joe Parrish of Bullard, Texas,
and Jimmy Parrish and wife, Gabrelia of  Santa Fe, New Mexico; sister,
Margie  Cole  of  Kerrville,  Texas;  brothers, Dan Parrish of Conroe,
Texas and Frank Parrish of  Houma, Louisiana; granddaughters, Madeline
Frost of Corpus Christi, Texas and  Lindsey M osman  of  South  Korea;
grandsons, Trevor Parrish of Bullard, Texas  and Jerri Rose Parrish of
Ft. Worth, Texas;  great-grandson,  Maximus  Frost;  and  great-grand-
daughter, Nicole Mosman. He was preceded in death by his parents, son,
Jerry James Parrish, Jr., and grandson, T ye James Parrish.  A  remem-
brance gathering will take place at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday,  June 1, 2010
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  To  convey
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