Robert D. Parsons, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida, left peacefully from his home Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, to be with the Lord.
Bob was born in Bakersville to John and Viola Parsons. He grew up in Loafers Glory with his two brothers and three sisters.
Bob was married to his wife, Jean, for 67 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran, worked for IBM for 40 years and was a member of Murdock Baptist Church in Port Charlotte.
Before moving to Port Charlotte, Bob lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for almost 40 years. There, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Lombard, Illinois, where he loved to play the organ. After his retirement from IBM, Bob was an avid mall walker at Yorktown Mall.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jean Parsons; his children, Debbie (Ted) Bailey and Don (Danette) Parsons; his granddaughters, Aleta (Gloyd) Stadel and Denae (Jeff) Stein; his great-grandchildren Anastasia and Xavier Stadel; and his sister, Kate (J.C.) Gage.
Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Aleta Parsons; his parents, John and Viola Parsons; his brothers, Jack (Pearl) Parsons and George (Jane) Parsons; and his sisters, Lou (Al) Abel and Mae (Burgess) Slagle.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Grace Community Church (formerly Grace Baptist Church) of Lombard, Illinois. Bob will be laid to rest Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Murdock Baptist Church, 992 Tamiami Trail, Suite G, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home.
Mitchell News-Journal • Sept. 12, 2018