Richard H. Parsons

Richard H. Parsons, 63, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, formerly of Hackney, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Marietta, Ohio, son of Branch and Alice Silvus Parsons.

He had been an Apartment Maintenance Supervisor and manager for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, and had been a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Beverly.

He was married Nov. 23, 2000, to Janet Haefner Parsons, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Rick Parsons Jr. of Lakeland, Fla.; a daughter, Lisa Serrano and husband Carlos of Winter Haven, Fla.; his father, Branch Parsons of Beverly; brother, Robert Parsons and wife Debbie of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Nancy Howell of Beverly, and Patricia Kallman and husband Rick of Lakeland, Fla.; and aunt, Glenna Tullius. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Parsons.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 10, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly, with Pastor Walter Jones officiating. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 9.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer society.

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