Malcolm DeWitt Parrott


Riverside, California


Malcolm DeWitt Parrott, a resident of Riverside, CA for 30 years, passed away on October 17, 2017. Known as DeWitt, he was born in Darlington County, SC on April 18, 1926. He was the 6th of 8 children. He Joined the U.S. Navy April 1944 and officially retired from the US Navy Reserves in August 1976.

Malcolm served in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War. Malcolm was on many ships such as the USS Oriskany, USS Washoe County and USS Skagit.

Malcolm returned to California in 1966. Working many jobs including Disneyland, he ended up working for the City of Anaheim for 25 years. After retiring from the city, he continued to work for the Convention Center in Anaheim until 2002. While living in Riverside, Malcolm, also known as Mal, spent many days at the VFW Post 9223 on Arlington Ave.

Malcolm was a southern gentleman who was loved by many. He is survived by his daughter Eunice Barrett and three grandchildren; step-children, Hollie Flores and others; and sister Blanche Smith of Sumter, SC.

A memorial will be held at Arlington Mortuary and burial services at Riverside National Cemetery on November 1, 2017 10am.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 29, 2017