PATRICK ELMO PARISH
Patrick Elmo Parish, Tooele, UT went home to be with his Lord on March 14, 2012. He was born July 12, 1934 in Princeton, KY to Charles and Bertha (Salyer) Parish. Elmo was a devoted Husband, Father, Pastor, and Missionary. While in high school he began preaching at the Evansville Rescue Mission under the guidance of Dr. Ernest “Pappy” Reveal. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he graduated in 1957. He began his years of ministry at Bethel Baptist Bible College in Decatur, IL as a teacher. He then went to East Park Baptist Church in Decatur, IL as a Minister of Music. He then pastored Bible Baptist Church in Hotchkiss, CO, Garnet Mesa Baptist Church in Delta, CO, Calvary Baptist Church in Lamar, CO, and Immanuel Baptist Church in Glenwood Springs, CO. He then served as a Janitor for Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He went on to pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Lakeport, CA and Grace Baptist Church in Pueblo, CO. He then went to Australia to serve as a Missionary. He taught at Queensland Bible College in Brisbane, Queensland and helped in starting a church in Hervey Bay, Queensland. He then started Northside Baptist Church in Deception Bay, Queensland. During this time he wrote several books and church material with an Australian theme. After returning to the United States he worked with Northwest Baptist Missions and pastored at Mountain View Baptist Church in Grantsville, UT.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel Parish, four sons, Stephen Parish, Philip & Diane (Scott) Parish, Timothy and Shirley (McClave) Parish, and Daniel & Cheri (Rice) Parish, a twin brother, Elwood & Millie Parish, five sisters, Glenda Carter, Anna Whalen, Russell & Charlene Vickers, Dorothy Johnston, Harold & Melba Hutchinson, thirteen grandchildren, Jeremy Parish, Axel Parish, Maria Rico, Regina Brodsky, Elisabeth Parish, Jamin Parish, Heather Parish, Mark Parish, Paul Parish, Elise Parish, Caleb Parish, Heath Parish, Joshua Parish, and seven great grandchildren, Rylan, Brody, and Lexi Rico, Shelby and Tanner Brodsky, Jasmine and Tyler Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jim Parish.
Family visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 12-1 PM with a memorial service following at 1 PM at Grace Baptist Church in West Valley City, UT. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund of Mountain View Baptist Church, PO Box 837, Grantsville, UT 84029. Online condolences available at www.djssundries.com/Elmo
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