The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 13, 2012

James Edward Parrett


COVINGTON, Ind. — James Edward Parrett, 90, of Covington, died at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at home.

He was born in Covington on Feb. 15, 1922, the son of the late Herbert D. and Marie H. (Murphy) Parrett.

Jim was a 1940 graduate of Covington High School. He enlisted in the Navy in August 1941 and served 20 years on submarines, retiring in 1961. He was a nursing assistant at Danville Veterans Affairs hospital 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion.

Jim married Evelyn A. Tangen Sept. 11, 1954, at Indianapolis, and she died Nov. 9, 2007.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Jason) Hayman of Covington and Debbie (David) Clabaugh of Champaign; a son, Herbert (Kim) Parrett of Elkin, N.C.; a wonderful sister, Betty Jo (Alan) Switzer of Covington; 11 amazing grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

His family meant the world to him. He loved working in his yard and was a huge IU basketball and Colts fan. He enjoyed all animals, especially his cat, Tiger.

Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in Mt. Hope Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Fairchild officiating and military honors by the Navy and American Legion. There will be no visitation. Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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