Rev. Dennis R. Parsons, 56, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his residence.
He was born September 8, 1955, in Logan County, West Virginia, son of Rev. Andrew Parsons and the late Lucille Belcher Parsons. Dennis was married to Connie Phillips on September 14, 1973, in Gallipolis, Ohio, and she survives him. Dennis was a 1974 graduate of Kyger Creek High School. He was a co-owner of Imperial Hydraulics. He was a former pastor of Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed Nascar races and golf.
Surviving are his wife, Connie Phillips Parsons of Gallipolis; three children, Clarissa (Jeremy) Gardner, Andrew (Jodi) Parsons and Priscilla (Adam) Darst, all of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren; his father, Rev. Andrew (Leah) Parsons of Gallipolis; two brothers, James Bernie Parsons and Rev. Jack (Vickie) Parsons, both of Gallipolis; two sisters, Anna Sue (Richard) Marsh of Man, West Virginia and Peggy (Barry) Yeauger of Cheshire, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Larry (Carolyn) Grimmette and John L. (Jenny) Sigman, Sr., both of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, Dennis was preceded in death by a grandson, Brody Michael Gardner; a brother, Vernon Parsons; three sisters, Priscilla Parsons, Joyce Grimmette and Lorene P. “Shirley” Sigman.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. William Runyon Jr. and Rev. Jack Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the church. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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.
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