Howard Nathaniel Parishvet ffffffMANITOU, KY., — Howard Nathaniel Parish, 82, of Manitou passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home. He was born in Nebo, KY on November 29, 1936 to the late Lee A. Parish and Ruby E. Duncan Parish. Mr. Parish was a member of Providence General Baptist Church in Providence. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the C. S. Hoffman Lodge #252 in Nebo, was a longtime Clerk and Treasurer for the Union Association of General Baptist; and had received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Oakland City University. He retired from Goldenrod Dairy after 42 years.

He had served in the National Guard as a tank operator.

In addition to his parents Mr. Parish was preceded in death by his wife Kerby Parish on December 30, 2018, 2 brothers Virgil Parish and Noble Parish.

He is survived by his 2 children Allen Parish and his wife Teresa of Manitou, Von Parish of Nashville, TN., 2 grandchildren Lindie Ashby and her husband Jared of Hanson, Jayde Parish of Manitou, 2 great grandchildren Mia Ashby and Parker Ashby, brother in law and sister in law Hugh and Carolyn Ridenour of Hanson, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11am at Providence General Baptist Church in Providence, KY with Rev. Barry Cullen officiating and Rev. Curtis Yarbrough and Bro. Cecil Warrick assisting and burial to follow at Concord General Baptist Church Cemetery in Manitou, KY.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 3pm until 7pm at Providence General Baptist Church in Providence, KY and from 9am until service time on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the church.

Pallbearers will be Alan Russ, Alvin Russ, Jerry Russ, Jared Ashby, Hugh Ridenour, Glenn Reynolds, and Jamie Daniel. 

At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at


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