Troy Z. Parrish



Troy Z. Parrish, 80, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on May 27, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in Tenaha, Texas.  He was born on December 19, 1939, in Center, Texas, to Early Zephrine Parrish and Ara Norma (Koonce) Parrish.  Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.


Visitation will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 5-7PM at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.


Troy was raised in Tenaha, Texas.  He graduated Tenaha High School Class of 1957.  Troy was an avid basketball player in school, being awarded many trophies over the years.  He entered the workforce immediately after graduation doing pipeline construction.  Troy met the love of his life, Louann, and the two were married over 20 years before her passing.  Together they raised a beautiful family.  Troy had a passion for being a professional dozer operator.  His passion led to his nationally renowned reputation in the pipeline industry.  People all over the world sought, Troy, for his skill and expertise.  He was a very hardworking entrepreneur, owning many businesses and seeking to make Tenaha a better place while doing so.  Although he formally retired from the pipeline industry in 2015, he still had his personal business TZP which he owned and operated until he absolutely could not.  Another favorite place in Tenaha he owned was the Snack Shack for over 20 years.  He gave his best in absolutely everything he did.  Troy loved his family and enjoyed every moment spent with them.  He also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play football.  Most of all Troy loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church Tenaha.  


He is survived by his sons, Rhett Parrish and wife Patti, Joe Parrish and wife Marilee; daughter, Susan Jones and husband Dude; grandchildren, Justin Jones and wife Kim, Bailey Jones and wife Jessica, Crystal Barbee and husband Coby, Brandice McGee and husband Bennie, Brandon Parrish, Austin Parrish, Britni Barber and husbnad Jantzen, Scott Andersen and wife Sammee, Jennifer Andersen and husband Omar, Austin Gray and wife Allison, Alana Gray; great grandchildren, Camden Barbee, Jake Barbee, Bennie McGee, Bo McGee, Benjamin McGee, Kyxten Barber, Louann Jones, Devin Parrish; sister, Alloy Stephens; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.


Troy is preceded in death by his wife, Louann Parrish; parents, Early and Ara Parrish; and, son James Jackson.


The family wishes to express sincere and heart-felt thanks to Sonya McBride, Brenda McBride, Trevor McBride, Travis McBride, Nick Dodson, Renny and Affinity Hospice nurses and staff for the great care that was given to Mr. Troy.  


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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.



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