Gerald Lee “Jerry” Parish, 73, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at the Mexico Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.
He was born March 1, 1946, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Robert Lee and B. Opal (Hall) Parish.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1963-1966.
He was united in marriage on April 3, 1971, in Jefferson City, to
Patricia A. Thompson who survives at the home.
Mr. Parish was employed in the construction trades for numerous years prior to working for the Missouri Department of Corrections, and later with the United States Postal Service, until his retirement in 2003. In retirement, he assisted United States Veterans with transportation to and from various appointments.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Other survivors include one daughter and one son and their significant others; four grandchildren; one sister; numerous brothers and sisters–in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, and a nephew.
Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Deacon Ray Purvis and Deacon Bill Seibert officiating.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Mexico Veterans Home, #1 Veterans Drive, Mexico, Missouri 65265; or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, 1206 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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