Percy Bryant Parrish

Percy Bryant Parrish

Percy Bryant Parrish, 90, died Monday morning February 18, 2019.  He was born and raised in the Zebulon Wendell area.  At age 18 he joined the Army & was part of the U S occupation in Italy.  When he returned from Italy, he became a Paratrooper with 82nd      Airborne.  When Percy returned to Zebulon he served in the local National Guard.

In 1953 Percy opened Parrish Supermarket.  He and his wife Peggy operated that business side-by-side for 32 years until it closed in 1985.  Percy went on to become a licensed general contractor, working with his brother, William.  In later years he worked part-time with the Wendell IGA where he enjoyed talking with many of his former customers.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Rachel, Shirley, Excell, & William.

Percy was a faithful member of Zebulon Baptist Church for 57 years where he enjoyed the fellowship of his Sunday School class and served as a Deacon for many years.

Percy is survived by his wife, Peggy, son, Dale, wife, Robin, son, Steve, wife Angela, grandchildren, Casey, Gena, Allison, great grandchildren, Ivey, Zoey, John, siblings, Jesse, George, Bill, Gene, & Joyce.

Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to the Zebulon Baptist Church Building Fund.

Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Zebulon Baptist Church with visitation from 9:30 am – 10:45 am, prior to the service & other times at the home.  Burial Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • H. W. Hoffman Posted March 2, 2019 1:03 pm

    Aunt Peggy, Dale and Steve. I’m sorry to know you have had to go through this sad time. I have very fond memories of Uncle Percy, and I’ll miss him, too.

  • Keith Phillips Posted February 23, 2020 8:54 pm

    Seeing this so long after Mr Parrish passed, I still wanted to send my sympathies and my warm memories. Not only was I related to him, but I worked for him at the supermarket for several years when I was in high school. I really enjoyed working there and having Percy as a boss was fine. He would ride you, but would sing your praises if you did your job. Later on, I would come back to Wendell and take my grandmother, Mary Pearce Hinnant to IGA where we would reminisce about the “good old days” He was a good man who made an impact om me and my life. RIP kind sir. You are missed.

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