Michael E. Parish

Michael Eugene Parish, age 73, passed away June 4, 2020. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ orders and raising hell for more than seven decades. Born September 6, 1946, Mike was the oldest of five and led his siblings with a reckless love of life. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. With a seemingly endless supply of energy, Mike’s work ethic was unmatched.
Mike is survived by his love, Patti Parish; children Brian, Cassi, Mike Jr., Stacie, Shannon; brothers Jim and Jack, sisters Sandi (Butch) and Elaine (Dave); along with several grand and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Sr.; mother, Mary Lee; daughter, Kelly; and nephew, Trent.
Services were held Monday, June 8, 2020 at the home of Micky and Pete in Bellevue. Interment was at Center Eaton Cemetery.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Charlotte Relay For Life or the Wounded Warriors Project. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Mike on his tribute page at prayfuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.