David Lynch Parish

  • Born: September 18, 1971
  • Died: January 11, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

obits@harrymckneely.com
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family


It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of David Lynch Parish, 49, of Hammond, Louisiana. David died unexpectantly at his home on Monday, January 11, 2021 following a short illness. He is survived by his son David Earl Brownson Parish, parents George and Jimmie Parish of Radford, VA, sister Mary Mitchell and his brother in law Mike of Dallas, TX, his son's mother with whom he remained close, Rita Anne Parish and her parents, Chip and Elsa Blessey of Hammond.

Born in Radford, Virginia, David spent his childhood there, graduating from Radford High School in 1990. He had a great love for all things Louisiana, having spent time in Jonesville with his many aunts, uncles and cousins during the summers of his youth. After graduating from University of Southeastern Louisiana, he settled in Hammond.

David had a great love for his family and adored his son David Earl. They shared a love of comic books, board games, and building LEGO villages, of which there were many. They attended Comic Con together in New Orleans in costume in 2019.

His passions and pursuits were varied and abundant. Like his father, he shared a talent for and appreciation of music. He was a gifted guitar player and was teaching his son to share his love of music. He was a talented woodworker, having designed and built many` pieces of custom furniture. He had a vast knowledge and appreciation for rare currency and coins that he shared with his paternal grandfather, Emmett Brownson, with whom he also shared an irreverent sense of humor, contagious laugh and handsome smile.

David was an 'outside' guy. He loved nature, especially any body of water, from the New River that he fished as a boy, to the swamplands and marshes of Louisiana that he loved as a young man, to the coast of Florida where he spent many memorable vacations with his family in Pensacola.

Also grieving his loss are his uncle Richard Petey Parish of Tampa, FL, aunt Ginger Parish of Jonesville, LA and cousins Michelle Coody, Curt Parish, Felicia Mullen, Lilly Parish, James Parish, Tabitha Parish, Richard Parish and Tiffany Conner.

There will be no public service at this time due to the current health crisis. The family is so appreciative of your thoughts and condolences.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry for your loss Mr. George and Ms. Jimmie. I think of y'all often.

Posted by Michelle Parr - Metairie, LA   March 03, 2021

I have great memories growing up in Radford Village with David. We rode our bikes around the neighborhood, walked in the woods between Radford Village and Sundell Drive and built awesome forts. We would greet all of the neighborhood dogs together and give them nicknames. David had such a great sense of humor and always made me laugh. And his laugh was bold and infectious. He also had a great imagination -- there was never a dull moment hanging out with David. I will miss David very much even though I haven't spoken to him in a long time :)

I have thought about him fondly and often, wondering how he is doing.

George, Jimmie and Mary -- I also have very fond memories of y'all and always enjoyed your company. I'm so sorry about David. I am very lucky to have known him :)

Posted by Staci Merkt - PRINEVILLE, OR - Friend   January 21, 2021

Please accept my condolences to your family for your loss. I hadn't spoken to David for at least 30 years, but I would think of him often. (I hope you remember me--I lived across the street on Hercules.) David would often take me to Blacksburg where we'd eat at Taco Bell and buy comics at the Hobby Shop. David also introduced me to an incredible amount of music and literature (especially Stephen King), and I always was proud to call him my friend. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Shannon Jonas    January 17, 2021

Deep condolences to your family. I remember David fondly as a boy in RADFORD Virginia.

Posted by Rebecca Mullins Hendrix - Friend   January 15, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers. The Lord bless you and keep you... and give you peace.

Posted by Jerry and Pat Krebs    January 15, 2021