He was a retired farmer and had worked for Seaboard Farms and the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Paul Parson and Claudia Aylor Parson; first wife, Joyce Buckner Parson; brothers, Cecil Parson, Dewey Parson and Billy Parson; and sister, Agnes Parson Howell.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Simmons Parson of Manchester and her sons, Howell Hoke and Ron Hoke; daughters, Melodie Daniel and her husband Bruce of Bradyville, Connie Rynd and her husband John of Manchester, and Page Curtis and her husband David of Humboldt, TN; son, Danny Lance and his wife V.J. of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Courtney Rynd, Christopher Rynd, Olivia Rynd, T.J. Daniel, B.J. Daniel, A.J. Daniel, Garrison Curtis and Victoria Phipps; sisters, Melba (Bob) Mahrenholz of Tullahoma, Ida Snell of Flat Springs, TN, Ann (Ned) Arbuckle of Murfreesboro, Carolyn (Bruce) Bowers of Sarasota, FL and Oma Lee (James) Shelton of Franklin, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will follow on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel officiating.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Rynd, David Curtis, John Rynd, T.J. Daniel, B.J. Daniel, A.J. Danil and Garrison Curtis.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.