Earl Parsons, age 88 of Collinsville, IL born April 12, 1925 in Jacksonville, FL passed away at 11:40 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence.
Earl retired as a cosmetology instructor after 30+ years of service. He lived his life with dedication, accomplishment and appreciation. Each day and each person who came into his life has influenced and changed him in the most miniscule way. He truly loved people and always looked for the good in them. Whatever their lifestyle, skin color, or accent, it was always secondary to the way he accepted them and the respect he showed them and received from them. Not a day went by that he didn’t tell someone of the blessed life he has had. He paid tribute to the people in his life that encouraged him and helped make him the person, the benefactor that we loved.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Marcus and Minnie nee Sparks Parsons.
He is survived by his special friend Edward Yesan of Collinsville, IL and numerous friends.
His request to us was to gather and share some of the joy, some of the great memories of him, and his eternal gratitude to his acquaintances that have helped so much to make his life so blessed and happy.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family members, dear friends and all R.O.C.A. Club members will be notified of the service. He requested that we share some of the funny and warm times we have spent with him.
Memorials may be made to Partners for Pets, P.O. Box 445 Troy, IL 62294. Please send your contributions in care of Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL 62062.
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