Robert Parrish

Robert Gene "Bobby" Parrish

Wednesday, November 28th, 1951 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
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Robert “Bobby” Gene Parrish, 68, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Born in Rabun County, GA, he was the son of the late James Hargrave Parrish and Eva Nell Bradley Parrish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Ronald Parrish. Bobby loved farming, cutting hay, working cattle and being outdoors. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda Cheek Parrish; two sons, Robert Chad Parrish and John Everett Parrish (Mary Jo); three grandsons, Austin (Katelyn), Bobby (Kaya) and Bradley Parrish; two great grandchildren, Caroline and Charlotte; one brother, Jerry Lee Parrish (Gaye) of Clayton, Georgia.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, March 6th at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Stevens, Rev. Jim Dusek, Rev. Lloyd Fish and Rev. Tom Nahlen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 5th at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Austin, Bradley and Bobby Parrish, Johnny and David Cheek, Marvin Mashburn, Matt Keyworth, Jim Brown and Gary Scott.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bobby’s memory to, Parkinson’s Research, Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Oak Grove Baptist Church, c/o Evelyn Hughes, 190 Dean Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Funeral

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 2:00pm
    Oak Grove Baptist Church
    28 Lakey Creek Rd
    Franklin, NC 28734
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  • Interment

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 |
    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    28 Lakey Creek Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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Posted at 06:24am
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Patty Haley Posted at 05:57pm

Wanda, Everett, and Chad , Jed, Dustin and I are so sorry. I talked to Marcia and she told me about Bobby passing. I thought I had Everett’s Phone number in order to get your address to send you a card but I didn’t. As you probably know I have moved over by Dustin and I just got the Franklin Press and the obituary was in the paper so I found how to notify you. Again, we are very sorry for your loss. Patty Haley

Harold Shepard

Posted at 09:19pm
Chad and Everett , I am sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with you. Harold and Tim Shepard and families

Shirley Dillard

Posted at 06:55pm
Rembering you in my prayers. Praying that God holds you close. With deepest sympathy.
Shirley Dillard

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