Mark E. Parish, 66


Mark Elmo Parish, 66, of Litchfield, died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. George Bankston officiating.

Mr. Parish was born Jan. 28, 1957, in St. Louis, MO, a son of James Junior and Hazel Harrison Parrish.

He graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1975. Throughout his life, he was employed as a general laborer by several different companies. He attended First Apostolic Church in Greenville, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching wrestling.

Mr. Parish is surved by two brothers, Wesley (Brigitte) Parrish of Germany and Bobby (Corinna) Parrish of Litchfield; two sisters, Peggy (Danny) Weinberg of Kilgore, TX and Fanny (Jon) Chasteen of Pocahontas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Parish and Daniel Parrish; and a sister, Rose Werner.

To sign the online register book, light a virtual candle or for more information, visit