Mr. John "JK" Parrish, 78, of Linden, passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at Perry Community Hospital. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Yeiser Parrish and Maude Kelly Parrish. He was a former Sheriff of Decatur County, State of Tennessee Arson Investigator, worked for Valley Lines as First Mate on a towboat and was a Guard at Turney Center. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife Lorene Cruse Parrish and a son Johnny Parrish. Survivors include his daughter Martha (Tracy) French of Linden, grandsons Jonathan Prosser, Joey (Edie) Prosser, Bronson Parrish and Dusty (Brinn) Parrish, great-granddaughters Georgia Prosser and Madilyn Parrish and a host of other loving family members and many friends.