Robert "Bob" Reitzel Parrish, 66, of Fayetteville passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Parrish was born Guilford County on December 10, 1954 the son of Rose Reitzel and Mary Frances Allred Parrish.
Robert attended Joy Baptist Church. He was a 1973 graduate of Chatham Central High School. After High School, Robert attended NC State University, graduating in 1977 from the Horticulture Program. While in college, he was in the Farm House Fraternity. Robert loved gardening and watching his plants grow. He spent his 45 working years as a Nursery Manager. Robert is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Martin Parrish; daughter, Samantha of Fayetteville; son, Brandon of Fayetteville; 8 grandchildren and sister, Shirley Frances Parrish of Zebulon.
Mr. Parrish will Lie in Repose on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4509 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville with Rev. Rodney Staley officiating.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Parrish family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com