Mr. James Foy Parsons Sr. of West Jefferson passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2012, at Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville. He was 67.
Mr. Parsons was born in Ashe County on Aug. 31, 1945, to the late Henry Foy Parsons and Evazella Burgess Parsons.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from RJR Nabisco, where he worked as an Industrial Engineer. When he was able, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Noblett Parsons; and a brother, Gary Harold Parsons.
Mr. Parsons is survived by two sons, Jason Parsons and wife, Amanda, of Mocksville and James Parsons, of West Jefferson; two daughters, Jennifer Parsons, of Fleetwood and Joy Kee and husband, Brad, of Weaverville; his mother, Evazella Burgess Parsons, of West Jefferson; a brother, Gwyn Parsons and wife, June, of Boone; seven grandchildren, Solomon Bracero, Sydney Bracero, Sterling Bracero, Collier Kee, Miles Kee, Delaney Parsons and Landry Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Graybeal officiating. Burial will follow in Obids Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, two hours prior to the funeral service.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to: Obids Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Raymond Bare, 1325 Old Obids Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.