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 David W Parrish, Jr

David W Parrish, Jr

Death 2010 (aged 86–87)
Burial Ivy, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111815814 · View Source
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David Walker Parrish Jr., former president of The Michie Company, died on Friday, July 2, 2010.

Born in Bristol, Tennessee, in 1923, Parrish lived most of his adult life in Charlottesville. His wife, Jan, died in May of 1998. He is survived by a dear friend, Hilda Monroe; his daughter, Michele Pace; his son, David Parrish III and his wife, Michelle, of Norfolk. His grandchildren are Thomas and Samantha Parrish and Devon Pace.

Parrish received a BS degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York; a BA degree from Emory and Henry College; and an LLB degree from the Law School of the University of Virginia.

Emory and Henry College later awarded Parrish an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He was also elected to the Emory and Henry Sports Hall of Fame for his participation as a student in basketball and football. He was a member of the Emory and Henry board of trustees for many years, serving terms as chairman and vice chairman, and as chairman of their development council.

Following his graduation from law school, Parrish began a long association with The Michie Company. He worked as an editor, president of a California subsidiary which he established, executive vice president and, for 20 years, president and general manager. He retired as vice chairman in 1995.

For several years, he was chairman of the editorial board of the Virginia Bar Association Journal and received the Association's Walker Award in 1995 for this service. He was manager of his University of Virginia Law class of 1951.

In Charlottesville, he was president of the Senior Center, United Givers Fund, the Community Services Council and vice president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Parrish was retired from the United States Naval Reserve. During World War II, he sailed in the North Atlantic on a merchant ship.

Memorial gifts may be made to Emory and Henry College, P.O. Box 950, Emory, VA 24327, in place of flowers.

A burial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at St. Paul's Church in Ivy, Virginia.

Friends may sign the guest book at

Published in the Daily Progress from July 3 to July 6, 2010

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