Stanley Clayton Parrish
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Stanley Clayton Parrish
  • October 25, 1935 - May 13, 2017
  • Gadsden, Alabama

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Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Collier Butler Funeral Home for Stanley Clayton Parrish, 81, of 1931 Noccalula Road, who died May 13, 2017. The Rev. Ken Casey will officiate. Burial at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home is in charge.
He was born in Piedmont and was the son of Clayton Edgar Parrish and Roma Lee Gann Parrish. He graduated from Piedmont High School in 1954, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, graduated Jacksonville State University and held a Master's Degree from Samford University. He was a retired educator in the Gadsden City School System. He served for 30 years as principal at Walnut Park, Striplin and Floyd elementary schools. He was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church and a member of the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Grant Parrish; son, Steven G. Parrish (Lisa); grandsons, Joshua M. Parrish (Abby), Tyler Cason; granddaughters, Samantah Parrish Frost (Tyler), Haley Crawley (Sharard); great-grandchildren, Ava, Isaac and Liam Parrish, Cooper Frost, Kamron and Tristan Crawley; sister-in-law, Linda Norton Parrish of Trussville; niece, Vickie Snyder (Bill) of Trussville.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Bellevue United Methodist Church, 209 Mary Lou Circle, Gadsden AL, 35904, or your favorite charity .
Pallbearers will be: Joshua Parrish, Tyler Frost, Calvin Frost, Sharard Crawley, Joey Atchley, Kenny Atchley.
Honorary pallbearers are: Gerald Whitton, Piedmont High School Class of 1954; St. Andrews Sunday School Class, Bellevue church family and employees at Alabama Teachers Credit Union.
Special thanks to nurses on 9 South, Gadsden Regional Medical Center, SICU nurses Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Camilla Hospice.