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Craig "Fatz" Parrish
July 29, 1983 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 40) 40 Years Old
Craig Jesse Arthur Williamson Parrish, age 40, of Benton, passed away at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at his home.
His wishes are to be cremated.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the Twin Oaks Lodge, Benton, IL, with Rev. Gordon Reach officiating.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the cremation arrangements.
Craig was born on July 29, 1983, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Sandra Lee.
Fatz enjoyed music, especially the music of Dimebag Darrell. He was a family man that loved his kids. His family said that he was always trying to find the silver lining in life. Fatz was always positive and would always say “keep pushing.” He liked to collect flashlights and knives.
He is survived by his companion Mariah Varis of Benton; his children: Hannah Parrish of House Springs, MO, Megan Parrish of House Springs, MO, Isaiah Parrish of Benton, IL, and Jace Varis also of Benton, IL; his siblings: Caressa Mezo and husband Larry of West Frankfort, IL, Candy Hilton of St. Clair, MO, Ted Hilton of Kansas City, MO, Chad Parrish of Hillsboro, MO, and Michael Parrish of St. Clair, MO; several nieces and nephews; and numerous lifelong friends.
Craig was preceded in death by his mother Sandra Lee Hilton, a daughter Peyton Parrish (died Dec. 26, 2008), a sister Cindy Hilton, and three brothers: Scott Hilton, Shaun Hilton, and Roy Hilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to assist with cremation expenses, in care of Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.
To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Fatz, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.