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Papas Catering Legacy

Papa's Catering Legacy

Bennie Ferrell Catering


 Mr. Dempsey Parhms

aka Papa

WWII Navy Chef

Thank you YouTube.com, The West Family President LBJ Family, Lady Bird Johnson, and all participants in this video.

Papa was a legendary Chef In Houston:
Mr. Dempsey Parhms also known as Papa Died in 1988.  Papa was a navel chef and caterer during WWII.  He came back to Houston and married his wife Doretha Parhms and had a daughter Norma Parhms in 1930.  Papa was a legendary chef and caterer in River Oaks and was the personal chef of Wesley West and his lovely daughter Betty West Stedman.  Papa acquired many properties in 3rd ward, Sunny Side, and also owned a grocery store.  Papa was a smart legendary businessman.  Papa was one of the first original black multi-property developers in Houston. 

Bennie Ferrell Jr. told his nephew and Journalist Kevin Ferrell Wright that his Great Grand Pa, Papa, once was helped by his friend Lyndon B. Johnson to get a pair of fancy replacement teeth for the old WWII Vet.  Thank you President Lyndon B. Johnson The Wests, and the many other Americans that have contributed to decades of promoting diversity, unity, peace and good business.

Papa was a hunting partner of one of our family’s favorite United States Presidents (next to Barrack Obama), President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Papa pushed Norma and her witty husband Bennie to start Bennie Ferrell Catering Company with many catering clients in River Oaks, 3rd ward and all over Houston.  Papa participated and was a witness to the History in the making as Bennie Ferrell Catering commanded a strong Monopoly over the Houston catering industry starting in the 1950’s.  He is loved by his grand daughter Chef Cynthia, Renee, and other members in the family.   Papa was a good great grandfather to Jason and Kevin Ferrell Wright as they would hang out at his house often.  Papa was a good family man, he loved smoking good cigars.  Papa left his family members many properties.  Bennie Ferrell Catering Company credits Papa for much of the vision and business influence it gained.  Papa loved his grand kids especially grand daughter DeDe Ferrell. 

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