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Garmond L Parrish

April 13, 1935 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 85)


Garmond Lee Parrish, 85, of Abilene, Texas, Passed to his heavenly father in the early morning on September 9, 2020.

Born to George O’Donnell Parrish and Esther Estelle Wilkerson Parrish, Garmond is survived by the love of his life, Louella Holm Parrish, married 62 years. He is also survived by his son, Victor Parrish and his wife Lori; His daughter, Lisa Parrish Wells and husband Joey; his daughter, Kathy Parrish Cole and husband Darrell.

Garmond and Lou have many grandchildren, Chad Griffin and wife Milady, Austin Griffin and wife Tyliegh, Justin Wells and wife Stephanie, Nicole Wells, Frona Parrish, River Parrish Holcomb, Deborah Cole, Georgia Cole, Darrell Alan Cole, Elizabeth Cole, Alexandra Cole, and great grandchildren, Trenton Best, Berkeley Griffin, Ferris Griffin, Kenzli Griffin, Meadow Griffin, Axton Griffin.

Garmond is also survived by one younger sister, Patsey Parrish Robison of Grand Prairie Texas; and hundreds of nieces, nephews and cousins in California and Texas who love him immensely.

Garmond proudly served in and retired from the United States Air Force where He served During the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. After his retirement, he finished school and graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. He worked with mutual of Omaha insurance and the United States post office since retirement from the Air Force.

Garmond was a strong influence on so many people. His love for God, teaching students, and serving people that needed help was unsurpassed. He thought of others before himself and served faithfully. He will be missed by all.

Arrangements are pending with Elmwood funeral home with family interment at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.

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