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Dan Parish
Funeral service will be held at Sharon Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at Laverty Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Sharon Baptist Church's Falls Creek Fund.
Daniel (Dan) Albert Parish was the son of Cecil (Runt) and Grace Parish, born on August 18, 1929 at Laverty, OK. He went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Chickasha, OK at the age of 88.
He grew up at Laverty, being one of eight siblings. His days were filled with being in the middle of a trio of brothers, that had their share of fun, as well as fishing and working in the watermelon patch and being active in Laverty Baptist Church. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1947. From 1950 to 1954, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. He first was on a seagoing tug in Alaska followed by being a gunner's mate on the USS O'Bannon.
In 1955, he went to work at Pet Milk as a temporary employee that lasted 36 years. It was there he met the love of his life, Tula Newberry. There were married on June 30, 1956 and they made their home in the Friend-Tabler area. There he and Tula raised their two daughters, Patty and Joyce.
He has been active at Sharon Baptist Church including teaching the men's Sunday school class and was a big supporter of the Falls Creek ministry. He was part of the Friend Fire Department, where he was recognized as the oldest active volunteer firefighter in Oklahoma in 2014, Grady Baptist Association and the Board of Directors for Life Choices Chickasha.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Tula; daughter, Patty Scott; his parents and brothers, Joe and Jim.
Dan is survived by his daughter, Joyce Parish of Oklahoma City; Grandchildren: Ashley Scott of Independence, MO; Daniel Scott of Branson, MO;
Great-Granddaughter, Khloe of Branson, MO; Son-in-law, Kevin Scott and wife, Lana, of Branson, MO; Sisters: Mary Ella Evans of Tuttle; Ruthan Parish of Mustang; Janet Lundy of Oklahoma City; Alonah Smith and husband Charles, of Verden, OK; Rachel McElroy of Mustang; Sisters-in-law: Fern Parish, Evelyn Hartman and husband, Cliff, all of Chickasha; and Lorene Jobe and husband Raymond of Ninnekah;
And more nieces, nephews and cousins than can be counted.
Published on December 11, 2017
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