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Funeral service held for longest-tenured county fire chief

Funeral service held for longest-tenured county fire chief

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Nov 29, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A funeral service took place Wednesday for the longest-tenured fire chief in Clark County history.

Clark County Fire Department's fifth fire chief, Roy Parrish, passed away last week. A service for him was held Wednesday at Palm Mortuary on Eastern Avenue.

Chief Parrish served as fire chief from 1977 to 1990, which represents the longest tenure of any fire chief in CCFD history.

Parrish began his career in 1959 and was promoted through the ranks. He served as an engineer, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, assistant chief and deputy chief.

Flags were lowered to half staff throughout Clark County on Wednesday in his honor.

Parrish was married with one son.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.