Stephen Wesley Parish, age 51, of West Palm Beach, Florida died Monday, August 30, 2010. Stephen was born in Birmingham and raised in Jasper, AL. He travelled the world and made friends everywhere he went. He had a tremendous personality and an even bigger heart. Humor was at the forefront of all obstacles he faced, and his laugh was contagious. He would give you the shirt off his back, and has left so many people with truly amazing memories. Steve had a gift that many do not.
His gift was his ability to move people. He could move you to laughter or tears. He would move you to act or walk away. He could move you to inspiration or regret. His outlook on life was an energetic, cosmopolitan, worldly view that no one can match. His life was fabulous.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home with Reverend Wayne Locklar officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sandfield Cemetery. Dillard Funeral Home in Troy directing.
Visitation will be held will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 10 until 11 at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.
He is survived by his father Charles Robert Parish, Sr. and his wife Brenda, his sister Harriet Parish Sides and her husband Garry, and his brother Bobby Parish and his wife Debbie. Also by his life partner Craig Walker, and aunts Jeffie Parish, Imogene Farnham and his great aunt Lois Turner. His cousins include Parish Stapleton, Rodney Farnham, and Mary Nell Trobaugh, daughter Marissa, and her husband Rob. His nieces and nephews include Lee Sides, and his wife Pamela, Erin Sides Hunter and her husband Lance, Stephen Sides (his namesake), and Charlie Parish and his wife Lacy. His great nieces and nephews include Ellie Grace and Ella Claire Hunter, and Andy and Lincoln Parish.
He was preceded in death by his mother Vadie Colleen Parish, uncle Charles Rodney Farnham Sr., and nephew Andrew Cain Parish.
Pallbearers will be Garry Sides, Stephen Sides, Lance Hunter, Bobby Parish, Charlie Parish and John Word.
Flowers will be accepted.
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