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James Parish (Veteran)

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Mr. James F. "Fred" Parish, age 81 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, September 4, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. Fred was born April 20, 1930, in Big Piney, Mo., the son of Charles E. and Lulia I. Pritchard Parish. He was married on May 26, 1962, in California, Mo., to Ida Mae Lairmore, who preceded him in death in March, 2003. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, Fred served in the United States Army. Fred was employed with Missouri Power and Light and later Union Electric as a natural gas inspector for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 257. Fred loved walking all over town, loved animals, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. Survivors include: his daughter, Linda Cottingham of Nashville, Tennessee; two brothers, Buel Parish and his wife Jacque of Troy, Mo. and Ralph Parish and his wife Addie of California, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lulia Parish; his wife, Ida Mae; four brothers, Charles E. Parish Jr., Bernal Parish, Paul DeWayne Parish, and Hugh Denzel Parish; and two sisters, Lulia Adina "Donna" Artelt and Christine Donna Belt. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Daniel Hilty officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter Building Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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