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Richard A. Parrish

October 28, 1932 — October 31, 2018

Richard A. Parrish, 86 of Anderson died on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Anderson. He had previously lived in Windfall and Chesterfield, Indiana. Richard was born in Windfall, Indiana on October 28, 1932 to William Ruben & Frances (Ailman) Parrish.  On August 20, 1951 he married Opal J. Keown and she preceded him in death on January 11, 2013.

Richard retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson.  He was a member of Chesterfield First Free Will Baptist Church in Chesterfield.  Richard also was a member of the American Legion, Korean War Veterans, and WBCC Airstream Club.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Richard is survived by his children, William R Parrish, Indianapolis, Deborah L. Ellingwood (Kirby LeMond), Claypool, Indiana; siblings, Bob Parrish and wife Pat, Don Parrish and wife Shirley, Patty Fisher, Keith Parrish and wife Shirley; a grandson, Justin M. Ellingwood and wife Nicole, Carmel; a great-grandson, Jaylen Leonard and a great-granddaughter, Tylee Ellingwood, both of Carmel; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother William Parrish.

Richard’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton with Chaplin Brenda Walls presiding.  Burial with military rites will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will also be Sunday from Noon until the time of the service.

Memorial donations made be made to Indy Honor Flight, PO Box 10, Plainfield, Indiana, 46168.

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