Hershel Parrish, 90, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
He is preceded in death by two wives, Jo Evelyn Parrish and Susan Jane Parrish; two brothers; and two sisters.
Hershel was born in Carey, TX and was a US Navy veteran. He lived most of his life in Texas; and retired from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the International Tourism of Westlake, TX. Hershel then retired to Hendersonville in 2003.
He was an active member of the Rotary Club both in Texas and Hendersonville. Hershel was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a wife of fourteen years, Barbara Lupfer Parrish; four daughters, Kathy Cothes (Randy) of Lubbock, TX, Jamie Valigura (Tom) of Waco, TX, Kelly Gregerson of Austin, TX, and Laurie Thompson (Brady) of McDonough, GA; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Fitzsimmons officiating.
Mrs. Parrish, Kathy, Jamie, Kelly, and Laurie and their families have my condolences. Our families have been friends since the ’70s. Mr. Parrish was always kind to me. Jamie and I have stayed in touch.
What great memories our family has of Hershel. He was a kind man and always wanted to take part in whatever we were doing. Trips to Granddads Apple Orchard and July 4th celebrations will always bring him to mind. May he rest in peace.
Herschel was always so lively and fun. He always made people feel at ease and enjoyed life. He will be missed.