Forrest Dewaine Parrish, age 73 of Petersburg, WV passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
He was born on January 17, 1948 in Elk Garden, WV and was a son of the late Arthur Parrish and Lena (Rohrbaugh) Parrish.
In addition to his parents, Forrest was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Shaffeur and one brother, Kenneth Parrish.
Forrest is survived by his wife, Nancy (Holloway) Parrish; one son, Adam (Angie) Parrish of Petersburg, WV; one daughter, Darice (Derek) Alt of Petersburg, WV; two grandchildren, Blake and Brooke Parrish; four great grandchildren, Brayson Runion, Barrett Sullivan, Brantley Parrish and Ryker Parrish; three sisters, Catherine Parrish of Jacksonville, Florida, June Moreland of Keyser, WV and Florence Welch of Elk Garden, WV; six brothers, Lee Parrish of Mt Storm, WV, Robert (Wilda) Parrish of Burlington, WV, Alvin Parrish of Lahmansville, WV, Cobert (Mona) Parrish of Mt Storm, WV, Joe (Mary) Parrish of New Creek, WV and John (Vici) Parrish of Louisa, VA.
Forrest served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lover of classic cars, animals, westerns and bluegrass music.
Family will receive friends Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 4:00 -6:00 PM at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Military Graveside service will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 at Lahmansville Cemetery with the Rev. Coleman Clark officiating. The Grant County Veterans Honor Guard and West Virginia Army Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to the Great Grandchildren c/o Adam Parrish, 65 Cabell Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847.
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