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James "Jim" Parrish

d. October 25, 2022

James M. “Jim” Parrish, age 97 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at his residence.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Paris, TN.  He served as a deacon in several local Baptist churches. Over the years he served as Sunday School Superintendent at Temple Baptist Church and Fairview Baptist Church. Jim retired from Pepsi Cola here in Paris. He was a newspaper carrier for the Paris Post Intelligencer for several years where he won carrier of the year several times. Jim was also an Army World War II Veteran.

Jim was born September 25, 1925, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Graden A. Parrish and the late Maude Nichols Parrish.

He was married June 17, 1950, to Jane Kemp Parrish, who survives of Paris, TN.

He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Thurmond of Springville TN; one sister-in-law, Peggy Kemp Owen of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, James (Jolene) Smith, and Samantha (Jimmy) Napier; and seven great grandchildren, Tommy Smith, Hunter Smith, Jake Smith, Taylor Finkelman, Billie (Blake) Barrett, Cameron Napier, and Kaitlyn Napier.

In addition to his parents he, was also preceded in death by two sons; Kenneth Joe Parrish died in infancy, Phillip Parrish died in 2003; one sister, Ruth Parrish; and one brother, Bill Parrish.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Walker Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Smith, Hunter Smith, Jake Smith, Ross Wimberley, Rick Moody and Don Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Avalon Hospice, Gaylon Morris, Everett Moody, and Buddy Kemp.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

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