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Fred Arthur Parrish
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home
Fred Arthur Parrish
Fred Arthur Parrish, age 91, died on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Cedar Plantation Assisted Living in Metter.
    Mr. Fred, the eldest child of Fred Absolom Parrish and Beatrice Parrish, was born in Portal on July 31, 1927.
    At the age of 18, and only in the tenth grade, Fred joined the U.S. Army. Mr. Fred continued his military service for another 26 years and six months, serving in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Mr. Fred attained the rank of chief warrant officer 4 at the time, the highest chief designation possible.
    He graduated Statesboro High School and attended Georgia Southern University.
    Mr. Fred met the love of his life, Betty Wynn, while home on leave and married in 1955.
    Fred was a faithful member of Statesboro Kiwanis Club for 25 years, was a Shriner, a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Statesboro.
    Fred was an avid GSU Eagle football fan and was a season ticket holder from the very beginning of the program.
    After retiring from the military, Mr. Fred and Mrs. Betty operated Parrish Appliance Center in downtown Statesboro for 30 years.
    Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Wynn Parrish of Statesboro, Ga.; son, Dennis Parrish of Fredericks, Maryland; one daughter, Tanya Parrish Lane (Rusty) of Canoochee; godchildren, Will Clark (Crystal) and Jay Robert Clarke (Ashley); four grandchildren, Rebecca Sonder, Morgan, Eli and Dicey Lane; great-grandchild, Jason Sonder; several nieces and nephews.
    Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beatrice Parrish; two brothers, Wayne Parrish and Sam Parrish; sister, Elizabeth Parrish; grandson, Christopher Parrish.
    A graveside funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with Mr. Horace Harrell officiating.
    Members of Statesboro Kiwanis Club will be honorary pallbearers.
    Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Parrish family.
    Mr. Fred leaves behind a legacy of steadfast love and commitment to family and country. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Fred Arthur Parrish to the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro, P.O. Box 472, Statesboro, GA 30459.
    Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 27, 2018
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