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Theodore Roscoe "Sonny" Parrish, Sr.
Obituary for
Theodore Roscoe "Sonny" Parrish, Sr.
Submitted by: Bob Chada

© The Guthrie News Leader
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Funeral services for Theodore Roscoe "Sonny" Parrish, Sr., 76, formerly of Meridian, will be held Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Frye Mortuary and Chapel in Blythe, Calif. with the Rev. Elvin Mack, Sr., pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Meridian, officiating.
Interment will follow in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. under the direction of Frye Mortuary.
Parrish was born Sept. 29, 1926 in Meridian to William and Sarah Franklin Parrish. He died Friday, July 11, 2003 at Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe, Calif.
He lived in Meridian with his family and worked as a grocery clerk for Bradbury Grocery Store. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Later, he met and married Alreece Love.
In 1953, Theodore, his wife and two of their soon-to-be eight children moved to Blythe, Calif, where he worked in the agricultural field. In 1966, he moved to Arkansas City, Kan. He returned to Blythe in 1999 after his health began to fail him.
He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Meridian and First Southern Baptist Church in Blythe.
Survivors include four daughters, Sarah Gaulden of Wichita, Kan., Jerome Prater, Linda Parrish, Phyllis and Leslie Hunter of Blythe; five sons, Archie and Christine Parrish, Theodore Parrish, Jr.; Mitchell and Erlinda Parrish and William Parrish of Blythe and Darryl and Tammy Parrish of Stockton, Calif.; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Hazel Parrish Ware of Meridian, Dorothy Parrish Bishop of Midwest City and Geraldine Parrish Amey of Oklahoma City, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A wake will take place Thursday, July 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Frye Mortuary in Blythe.

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