Fort Smith Northside High School class of 1977
July 28, 2007
8 years, 6 months and 12 days
since our Reunion.
Norman A. "Little Man" Parrish Jr, 56, of Fort Smith, passed away February 8, 2015 in Fort Smith. Norman was born July 9, 1958 in El Paso, TX and he was a 1977 graduate of Northside High School. He was named the Southwest Times Record and Arkansas, 1976 Football Player of The Year. He was an All-State and All-Conference nose guard, and he was named the Most Outstanding Lineman in the 1977 Arkansas High School Football All-Star game. "Little Man" received a football scholarship from the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the 1977-1978 Orange Bowl team. He was a printing press operator for C & J Forms and Labels and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1999-2000 he was the awarded the Triple Trophy by the Arkansas Game and Fish. Norman was a very dedicated Razorback Fan, he was a loving husband, and he was a God fearing Christian family man. Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Parrish Biggs; his step-father, Ray Biggs; and his father, Norman Parrish Sr. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Stephanie Parrish; one daughter, Samara Hernandez and her husband Morgan; one son, Norman Parrish III; three sisters, Jackie Harris, Norma Stephens, and Arlene Dillion; and six grandchildren, Bevin, Malichi, Gage, Jessie, Ian, and Haden.
Memorials may be sent to Jeffrey Boys and Girls Club, 4905 North O Street, Fort Smith, AR 72904
Northside Bears from Grizzly Heaven, We're the Class of '77! Go Bears!
ALMA MATER All hail to our Northside High Carry on with your majesty All hail to our Northside High Goodwill with us night and day Through years of loyalty In our heart, you will never die Oh, alma mater, hear our prayers NORTHSIDE SENIOR HIGH!
CLASS SONG: "REVERIE" Lyrics by Sara Hennig Music by Ken Lilly
Images vividly painted with life, Tinted with sorrows, joys, and fears. Images shaded with victory and strife, Magical memories throughout the years. But time will fade all And through misty tears By the magic of memories We relive these years.