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July 17, 1953 - June 29, 2018

Burial Date: July 5, 2018

A time of sharing and remembering will be held Thursday, July 5th from 6 to 8pm at the Melton Mortuary.

Pete Parrish

Pete (Clyde Woodrow II) Parrish, 64 of Beckley died June 29, 2018. A time of sharing and remembering will be held Thursday, July 5th from 6 to 8pm at the Melton Mortuary.

Affectionately known as “Pete” his whole life by family and friends, Clyde Woodrow Parrish II was the third of four children. He was born on July 17, 1953, at Mullens, where he spent many hours playing sports as a child. His parents were the late Clyde and Leona Milam Parrish.

Pete moved to Beckley in 1965, and his interest in sports and music continued. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1971, and was a graduate of West Virginia University. A veteran of the US Air Force, Pete returned to Beckley upon his discharge. He resided in Houston Texas for a while and Nashville, Tennessee pursuing a career in music and songwriting. An avid Mountaineer fan, Pete loved to read and collect books.

His surviving siblings are, Dianna Jackson of Statesboro, Georgia, Gary Parrish and his wife, Becky of Beckley and Merv Parrish and Cindy of Houston; two nieces, Selena Parrish of Nashville, Paige Phillips of Beckley and nephew, Kristopher Parrish of Beckley.