James Austin Parish, Jr., June 12, 1945~August 21, 2015

James Austin Parish, Jr., 70, of Fayetteville died Friday, August 21, 2015 in Fayetteville.  He was born June 12, 1945 to James and Eythel Rushing Parish.

He was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  James was a carpenter, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard sales and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Parish of the home; son, Brian Parish of Fayetteville; daughters, Carmen Newberry and husband, Tom of Fayetteville and Kelly Britton and husband, John of Fayetteville; sister, Ada Younkin and husband, Jim; brother, Lynn Parish; stepson, Derek Norby and wife, Etta of Springdale; stepdaughters, Holly Castaneda of California, Dawn Keith and husband, John of Oklahoma and Paige Angst and husband, Noelan of Fayetteville; 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 6 step-grandsons, 2 step-granddaughters; and 3 great-grandkids.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 28, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Reverend Jim Huffman officiating.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.

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    Margaret Holcomb » 27. Aug, 2015

    Memories of Jim, Lynn, and the Parish family go back to our days growing up on Holly Street, when the Parish family owned farmland at the corner of Mt. Comfort Road and Garland. Though our parents are gone, and those days are past, we recall our common heritage and family friendship. I know Jim will be missed, and extend our condolences to your family.

    The Herbert and Henrietta Holcomb Family

    Jann Tomlinson » 27. Aug, 2015

    Brian – I was saddened to learn of your father’s passing. Once again I have lost another member of what I consider to be my Sears ‘family’. That family was very much a part of my life back in those days and I have very fond memories of that time and of Jim. My sympathy to your family.