Harold I. Parrish, 87, Plymouth, came to the end of his work and journey at 10:45 p.m.Thursday, April 13, 2017 with family by his side. His wife and he had lived in Sanford, Florida for 36 years before coming to Plymouth.
Born in Adel, Georgia on July 10, 1929 and raised on the family farm, Harold was the son of Arlie G. and Carrie (Hayes) Parrish.
On June 16, 1950 in Pearson, Georgia, Harold married Elsie Taft, who survives.
Over the past 70 years, Harold (also known as the “Pickle Man”) loved his lifelong career of making pickles. In February of 1993, Harold and Elsie started Parrish’s Country Lad Farms in Sanford, Florida. After five years of operation, they retired and sold their business to Chicago Pickle. They made Plymouth their home for the past few years.
Harold and Elsie were dedicated to the Southern Baptist home missions work and planting churches program. They were one of the founding families of the Plymouth Baptist Church (formerly Marshall Baptist Church), and were current members.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elsie, Plymouth, and his two daughters, Cathy (William) Hayes, Sanford, Fla. and Karen (Hal) Bowman, Plymouth; grandchildren, Heather (Rhett) Roy, Fla., Heath (Quinn) Bowman, Plymouth, Ashley (James) Powell,Fla. and Carrie Hayes of Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Kylie, Jarrod, Shelby, Barrett, Avery, Brayden, Tate and Maverick; brother, Lamar Parrish, Sparks, Georgia, and sister-in-law, Beverly Parrish, Valdosta, Georgia.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Emory Parrish.
Visitation will be held from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow in the funeral home at noon with Rev. Douglas Dieterly officiating.
Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery Annex in Adel, Georgia.
Memorial contributions can be made to Plymouth Baptist Church 11345 9A Road, Plymouth, IN 46563 or Center for Hospice Care 112 S. Center St. Plymouth IN 46563.