Robert Calbert Parrish, Sr.



Robert Calbert Parrish, Sr. 81 of Gum Spring, Virginia passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his residence.

Robert was owner and operator of Parrish Grocery, along with his wife, Louise for 32 years. He was a Recreational Pilot and Flight Instructor for fifty years and taught over one hundred people to fly. He was a gracious man who gave to many good causes and helped many people in need.
He is preceded in death by his daughters, Lynn Smeltzer, and Brenda Fredericks; his son, Tom Stevens; his brother, Carol Holman Parrish; and his sister, Evelyn Ruka.
He is survived by his wife, Lema Louise Parrish, his son, Robert C. Parrish, Jr. (Margo); ten grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren and his sister, Juanita Pryor (R. W.)
A graveside service officiated by, Pastor Nate Varnier will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Oakland Baptist Church, 2800 Oakland Church Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065.