Frank Parrish Jr.

July 9, 1931 - February 16, 2011
Frank Parrish Jr.

James “Frank” Parrish, Jr. 79, of Wilmington went to be with the LORD on Wednesday February 16, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.

He leaves to celebrate his life and legacy to children Donna Parrish Gore and husband Danny , Paula Parrish Rivenbark (Phillip Groves), former wife Madeline White Parrish, Sister Peggy Parrish Eagel and husband George , Brother William Jenkins Parrish and wife Mary, Grandchildren Shannon Gore Allen and husband Jamie, Amy Rivenbark Musselwhite and husband Chris , Joshua Franklin Gore. Great Grandchildren Emily Musselwhite, Branton Allen. Many loved Family and friends.

Frank was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, member of Wilmington Lodge 319 AF&AM, and Scottish Rite bodies of Wilmington, and retired from the North Carolina National Guard with 27 Years of service to our country and remained active in many Events with the Guard.

A memorial service with Military honors will be conducted 3:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The family will see friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

The Family Would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of the Doctors, Nurses and staff 7th floor NHRMC and his personal doctor, Dr. James Adams and Nurse Heather of Leland, NC. Also Thanks to David McDonald, Jim Newkirk, NHRMC Clergy for all your support.

Memorials maybe made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Kenwood Ave, Wilmington, NC 28405 or a charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • February 20, 2011
    Jim & Jenny Scott says:
    Sorry to have missed the service, we are out of town. He will be missed here on earth, but welcomed with open arms by Daddy, AL King and Herbert Walker. Our condolences to all.

  • February 20, 2011
    Donald & Barbara Smith says:
    Our Prayers and Love go out all. We wish we could be there with the rest of the family. Uncle Frank was always there for my Brother and I when we were growing up. We will miss him. His love and words of wisdom will be with me always.

  • February 18, 2011
    John and Debbie Stokley says:
    Mr. frank lived his life to the fullest. He was very blessed to have Paula as his daughter. She was the one who cared for him in his worst times. We pray that he is now in peace, and with the Lord.

  • February 18, 2011
    Raye Reichelderfer says:
    My condolences go out to all of the family. I feel there is a special place in heaven for retired military. Thank you for your endearing service to this country.

  • February 19, 2011
    Connie Burns says:
    Dear Family, My God be especially close to each of you during this very difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts & prayers.