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Obituary – Paul Eugene Parish (1959-2023) 

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Paul Eugene Parish, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Thursday, August 3, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Paul was born June 27, 1959 to John Leroy and Wanda Jane (Bingham) Parish in Key West, Florida. 

Paul served in the Navy for thirteen years during Operation Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait. He was a member of the Waldron, Ouachita Mountains VFW Post 1345 (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Paul was married to the love of his life, Margo Parish for 40 marvelous years before Margo went on to Heaven to wait for him. Paul and Margo had an unending love for each other. Paul was an admirable husband with a heart of gold. He was an excellent mentor, teacher and leader. Paul liked fishing and was an avid hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. Paul was a friend to all that knew him and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. The memories they made will forever be treasured.

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory his five siblings: Michael Parish of Mansfield, Arkansas; Debra Montgomery and husband Les of Tom Bean, Texas; Russell Parish and wife Karen of Mansfield, Arkansas; John Parish and wife Kathy of Mansfield, Arkansas; and Randel Parish and wife Joyce of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons: Andrew Drozdowski and wife Kaela of San Diego, California and Jared Fuss of Bellevue, Nebraska; three grandchildren Justin and Christopher Okoniewski of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Ryan Fuss of Muldrow, Oklahoma; and many other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Paul will be missed by all that knew him and the many lives he impacted including an extended family, friends and loved ones dear to his heart.

Paul was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Margo Parish and his parents John and Wanda Parish.

Paul’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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