John A. Parrish, Jr.

October 16, 1948 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

John A. Parrish, Jr. Obituary

John Astor Parrish, Jr.

John Astor Parrish, Jr., of Louisburg, NC, 75 years of age, passed away on Tuesday January 9th surrounded by his family.

John was a local legend. Known by many in not just Raleigh and Louisburg, NC- he was world renowned, according to him. He never met a stranger! 

He was a strong advocate for the community and an outspoken proponent in obtaining internet availability for underserved children and citizens in Franklin County. He also served as President for the Raleigh Jaycees in the 1980s. He worked for the State Government with Air Quality and then worked at Entropy to continue with his Environmental Improvements throughout North Carolina. John then began Advantage Marketing, which he owned for over 30 years.   

John was born in Louisburg, NC on October 16, 1948. He was predeceased by both of his parents John Astor Parrish and Ida Mae Gilliam Parrish and his infant son.

John is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Jackie Dorsey Parrish, his two daughters Laura Parrish (Steve Congleton); Leigh Ann Parrish (Kevin Freeman); and his granddaughter Savannah Mae Congleton. 

The service will be held in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W Franklin St., Louisburg, on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 1:00pm. The family will receive visitors after the service.

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Memorial Service
January 12, 2024

1:00 PM
Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory
103 W. Franklin Street
Louisburg, NC 27549

Visitation to Follow Service
January 12, 2024

Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory
103 W. Franklin Street
Louisburg, NC 27549


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