Frank Parrish Jr.

July 9, 1931 - February 16, 2011
Frank Parrish Jr.

James “Frank” Parrish, Jr. 79, of Wilmington went to be with the LORD on Wednesday February 16, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.

He leaves to celebrate his life and legacy to children Donna Parrish Gore and husband Danny , Paula Parrish Rivenbark (Phillip Groves), former wife Madeline White Parrish, Sister Peggy Parrish Eagel and husband George , Brother William Jenkins Parrish and wife Mary, Grandchildren Shannon Gore Allen and husband Jamie, Amy Rivenbark Musselwhite and husband Chris , Joshua Franklin Gore. Great Grandchildren Emily Musselwhite, Branton Allen. Many loved Family and friends.

Frank was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, member of Wilmington Lodge 319 AF&AM, and Scottish Rite bodies of Wilmington, and retired from the North Carolina National Guard with 27 Years of service to our country and remained active in many Events with the Guard.

A memorial service with Military honors will be conducted 3:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The family will see friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

The Family Would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of the Doctors, Nurses and staff 7th floor NHRMC and his personal doctor, Dr. James Adams and Nurse Heather of Leland, NC. Also Thanks to David McDonald, Jim Newkirk, NHRMC Clergy for all your support.

Memorials maybe made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Kenwood Ave, Wilmington, NC 28405 or a charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 20, 2011
    Jim & Jenny Scott says:
    Sorry to have missed the service, we are out of town. He will be missed here on earth, but welcomed with open arms by Daddy, AL King and Herbert Walker. Our condolences to all.

  • February 21, 2011
    Carolyn Frazier Williams says:
    Dear Madeline and family, I am sorry to hear of cousin Frank's passing and I am even more sorry that I was unable to attend the service and pay my respects. I pray for God to give you and your the family great strength during this difficult time. Sincerely, Carolyn Frazier Williams

  • February 21, 2011
    Don Loftin says:
    Frank's passing signals the end of an era.I served with him in the Nat'l Guard for many years, where he was a member of a unique group, which was referred to as the "click". Many of us strived, to no avail, to be accepted by the "click". He was a gentle and kind being, and will be missed by many, many of us.

  • February 19, 2011
    eric staton says:
    Paula I am sorry that I am unable to attend your Dad's funeral as I am in Philly this weekend. I was glad that I was able to see you at the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Eric

  • February 19, 2011
    Rosario Medina says:
    Dear Paula and Phillip: I was very sorry to hear of your father's death. I express to you and to your family my heartfelt sympathy. Best personal regards, Rosario Medina