Charles Frederick “Freddie” Parrish, 81, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at home with both his daughters by his side, along with family.
Freddie was born August 30, 1940, in Halifax County to the late Frank Battle Parrish and Helen Harrison Parrish. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia G. Parrish and his daughter, Ginny P. Finch.
Freddie was a devoted husband, a loving father, PaPa, brother, and uncle.
He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Freddie served in the US Army.
In his early years he worked as a carpenter in Raleigh, after moving back to Roanoke Rapids, he began farming and did so for forty years. Freddie enjoyed fishing and did so on many occasions with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching westerns especially Gunsmoke and reading. Freddie never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Freddie is survived by his daughters, Debbie P. Morris and her husband Michael and Lisa P. Dickens and her husband Edward both of Roanoke Rapids; his grandchildren, Joseph Allen Lambert, III of Edison, NJ, Casey Dickens Myrick and her husband Perry of Littleton, Garrett Michael Morris and his wife Taylor, Charles Grant Morris, Lizbeth Ann Dickens and Blayden Earl Finch all of Roanoke Rapids; his great-grandson, Perry Lee Myrick, IV of Littleton; his brother, Sherman Parrish and his wife Joan of Boiling Springs, NC; his sisters-in-law, Barbara Vinson and her husband Bill of Nashville, NC and Darlene Taylor and her husband Darrell of Henrico, NC; his brother-in-law, Randy Griffin and his wife Tammy of Roanoke Rapids and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2022, at the funeral home and other times at the home of his daughter, Debbie Morris.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the kind and caring staff of Community Home Care and Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Victory Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, 2360 Bolling Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com