Robert H. Parrish, age 78, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Fresno. Robert was born on November 19, 1940 to Arcie and Viola Parrish in Marshall, Missouri. He grew up in Easton, Ca, graduated from Washington Union High School and Fresno City College. On February 24, 1962, he married Kathleen Parrish. Together, they raised four children in Madera. He was a member of St. Joachim Catholic Church and the IEBW local 100.
Robert worked as an Electrician for 40 years, and also farmed in both Madera and Chowchilla. Robert loved his horse Duchess, had a passion for rodeos, western music, and working cattle. He loved to dance, was always up for a good laugh and in his younger years he enjoyed waterskiing.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Arcie and Viola Parrish and his sister, Margie Roe.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 57 years, Kathy Parrish of Madera, his son, Kirk and his wife Kris Parrish of Madera, his three daughters, Shannon and her husband Gary Potts of Santa Clara, Stacy and her husband Timothy Hendrix of Madera, and Stephanie and her husband James McGhee of San Antonio, Texas, and his two sisters, Mildred and her husband David Adkins of Easton, and Janice Parrish of Fremont. Robert also leaves behind his beloved ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 3:00 PM at Jay Chapel in Madera.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera.
Interment immediately following at Chowchilla Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to Oblates of Saint Joseph Retirement Fund, 401 W 5th Street, Madera, CA 93637 or Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Retirement Fund, 224 N J Street, Madera, CA 93637.