Obie Earl Parrish

August 12, 1948 - May 7, 2022

Obie Earl Parrish, 73, of China, died Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. He was born on August 12, 1948, to Loretta Grace Mong Parrish and Raymond Benedict Parrish, in Port Arthur. Obie was a United States Navy veteran who was very proud of his service in Vietnam.

He enjoyed fishing and went every weekend with his son, Josh. Obie built custom knives and enjoyed giving them away to friends and family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Paw Paw.

Survivors include his son, Josh Parrish and his fiancée Margarete Stehle, of Lumberton; daughters, Renee Venable of Beaumont and Kim McGrath and her husband, Scott, of Houston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Connie Duplechin and her husband, Joe, of Lumberton.

He is preceded in death by his parents; former wife and friend, Jeanette Parrish; and brothers, Ray and Rollie Parrish.

A gathering of Mr. Parrish’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group, P.O. Box 12352, Beaumont, Texas 77726.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • May 12, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • May 13, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,

Comments (7)

    Gregory Rice says:

    Very sorry for your loss, Josh. You and your family will be in our prayers.

    Greg & Desiree Rice

    Tom Lutz says:

    Was sorry to hear this. Was a good friend. will miss our phone calls .

    Sherry Zavala says:

    Josh, I am so very sorry for your loss. For me, there was no pain worse than losing my father. I hope you can find some comfort in the wonderful memories that you shared with him.

    Keith patsy Henson says:

    Good friend of ours prayers to the family God bless

    Tim & Charlotte Cox says:

    Always a friend to anyone he meet. He was a long time friend to both of us. Love was just as long. God bless his family for all the memories that were made with him. Till we see you again Obie.

    Jake Smith says:

    Obie was a good friend and neighbor. Have a custom knife made by Obie that will become a family heirloom between my grandsons. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.

    Vickie Sheffield Styles says:

    Prayers going out to all of your family during this difficult time. May memories and prayers give you comfort and peace.

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