Jerry Milburn Parsons, Sr., 68 of Mineral, formerly of Stafford County, died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Parsons was a retired Union electrician. An active member of Mineral Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon and taught the new member class as well as serving on various committees. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Opal F. Parsons; four children, Jerry Milburn Parsons, Jr., and his wife, Trina of Oak Ridge, TN, Susan Parsons Downing and her husband, Gary of Stafford, Angela H. Parsons of Benson, NC, and Benjamin Henry Parsons of Arlington; four grandchildren, Amy Parsons Ellis and her husband, Chip, of Greenville, NC, Katie Michelle Parsons of Knoxville, TN, Danielle Renee? Downing, senior at Virginia Tech, and Erin Leigh Downing, a freshman at University of Mississippi; two brothers, Charles Ray Parsons of Tazewell and Donnie Parsons of Woodbridge; two sisters, Judy Evelyn Sparks of Streetsboro, OH, and Shirley Anne Wilson of Radford; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Beulah Parsons and a sister Betty Hester Neel.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 at Mineral Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Durham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 6 at Mineral Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Wayman Bishop, David Whitlock, Bob Weakley, Chuck Meeks, Tommy Nelson, and Bob Foster.
Memorials may be made to Mineral Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 447, Mineral, VA 23117, or to the American Cancer Society, 1445 E. Rio Rd. Ste. 104, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
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