In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Vernon County Cancer Relief and left at the funeral home.
Kevin Ray Parrish, age 45, passed away on September 4, 2011 at his home in rural El Dorado Springs after a four year battle with cancer. He was born to Junior and Madelene Parrish on November 7, 1965 at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital.
Kevin graduated from El Dorado Springs R-2 High School in 1984. After graduation, Kevin farmed and ran the feed store with his father. He also hauled livestock for customers and maintained his cattle and hay ground after his fatherís death in 2003 until the present.
Kevin was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and his father, Junior who passed away in 2003.
Kevin is survived by his mother Madelene Parrish and daughter Gracie Parrish of the home. He is also survived by one sister, Kim Calvin and her husband Gray of El Dorado Springs; one niece Larin Burns and her husband John of Republic Missouri; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Kevin Parrish will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Davis will officiate and Linda Burns will provide music. Burial will follow in Virgil City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Mark White, J.R. Marshall, Brad Leonard, Craig Lester, Steve Woody, and Rob Hale. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Marshall, Larry Turner, Rusty McCowan, Randy Meyers, Darrell Heinkenbein and Scotty Heinkenbein.