Roy Olen Parrish, 86 of Flower Mound, Texas passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on March 21, 1933 in Emhouse, Texas to Hugh and Olive Parrish. He was one of nine children and lived his early years in the Corsicana area where he graduated from Corsicana High School in 1951. Roy proudly served in the U. S. Army 133rd Ordnance Disposal Unit during the Korean War. He then worked in the telecommunication industry until he retired in 1995 from Lucent Technologies. He was active in the Communications Workers of America AFLCIO Local 6290 where he served as steward, representative, and Secretary/Treasurer for Texas and Southern Oklahoma. After retiring, he continued his position as Secretary/Treasurer for the Retired Members Club. Roy enjoyed camping, fishing, and golfing. He was a member of Sam R. Hamilton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Hella Shrine, and was a longtime member of Inglewood United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters and soninlaw. Survived by his wife of 58 years Dolores; daughter, Dana Bates; daughter, Leslie and her husband, Glynn Hannah; four grandchildren, Ryan and Brett Bates, Hunter and Hailey Hannah; brother, Benny Parrish and his wife, Sylvia; sister, Joann Dotter and her husband, Frank “Bud”; sister, Jeanette Sessom, along with several nieces and nephews. On Roy’s behalf, we would like to thank his care team from Custom Care Hospice and the staff/caregivers at Rockbrook Memory Care for their 24hour, unconditional love, unimaginable patience, and respectful attention. A memorial service will be held at the DallasFt Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211 on Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30am. Lineup at 10:15am. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of your choice
Amy Templin July 20, 2019
Lewisville , Texas
I learned of Mr. Roy’s passing this morning, while visiting my mother. Although I didn’t know him long, I enjoyed our brief chats at Arbor House. Please accept my belated condolences for the passing of this fine man.