GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Rev. Dennis R. Parsons, 56, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his residence.
Born September 8, 1955, in Logan County, he was a son of Rev. Andrew Parsons of Gallipolis and the late Lucille Belcher Parsons. Also preceding him in death was his grandson, Brody Michael Gardner; brother, Vernon Parsons, and three sisters Priscilla Parsons, Joyce Grimmette and Lorene P. “Shirley” Sigman.
Dennis was a 1974 graduate of Kyger Creek High School, a co-owner of Imperial Hydraulics and a former pastor of Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR races and golf. Dennis was married to Connie Phillips on September 14, 1973 in Gallipolis, Ohio and she survives him.
Additional survivors include three children, Clarissa (Jeremy) Gardner, Andrew (Jodi) Parsons and Priscilla (Adam) Darst, all of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren; two brothers, James Bernie Parsons and Rev. Jack (Vickie) Parsons, both of Gallipolis; two sisters, Anna Sue (Richard) Marsh of Man and Peggy (Barry) Yeauger of Cheshire, Ohio; step-mother, Leah Parsons of Gallipolis; brothers-in-law, Larry (Carolyn) Grimmette and John L. (Jenny) Sigman Sr., both of Gallipolis, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 15, at the Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. William Runyon Jr. and Rev. Jack Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Sigman, James Stewart, Randy McKinney, Anthony Lemley, Jeff Lemley and Dewayne Clagg.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Suver and John Sigman Jr.
Condolences may be left at www.willisfuneralhome.com
Willis Funeral Home of Gallipolis, Ohio is assisting the family.