In Loving Memory…

Philip R. Parrish

Philip Ridenour Parrish, 97, of Sedalia, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born July 21, 1921, in Greene County, son of Albert Mack and Georgia Fern (Ridenour) Parrish.

On May 21, 1950, in Sedalia, he married Dorothy Gene Lower, who survives.

Mr. Parrish was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Drury University. He worked as a procurement manager for Swift & Company. When he was younger, he enjoyed playing golf. He was skilled at woodworking and loved gardening. After retirement, he and Gene enjoyed traveling.  He was a past Mason.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, survivors include two sons, Mack Parrish and Keith Parrish, both of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Ashley Zubeck, Jill Miller and Ryan Parrish; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Parrish, of Wentworth, MO.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Parrish; two sisters, Lorene and Wilma Lee; and a brother, Lester.

Private services will be held.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Deb Craig Ulmer

    So very sorry for your loss. Phil worked with my grandpa at Swift’s and then when my grandpa got his DX station, he and Genie were very good customer’s of his. Phil was a jewel of a friend to my grandpa! Gods Blessings!

  2. Dear Parrish Family, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers. And know he is in the hand of the Lord. Fondly, Pam

  3. Carole Williams Lower

    Dear Mack and Keith, please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. May you feel God’s peace and comfort at this sad time. My love and prayers.

  4. Rene & Becky Dedrick

    So sorry for your loss!! Thoughts, prayers and hugs for you all!!

  5. Gene, Mack, Keith and family – sending prayers of peace. May your memories help ease the pain of your loss and comfort you.

  6. So sorry about Phil, prayers for your family. Love Gene for me. Worked with her at Lockett’s for years.

  7. So sorry for your loss! Prayers and hugs!

  8. Mack & Keith, I’m so sorry for your loss, may God comfort you with his love!

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