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Obituary for Robert E. Parsons

Robert E.  Parsons
Services for Robert E. Parsons, 92, of Mentor, will be at 11 AM on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby. The Rev. Robert D. Schuler of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate at the service.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM on Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Mr. Parsons passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby.

Born March 22, 1923 in Cleveland, he has lived in Mentor for the past 65 years.

He was a World War II United States Army Air Force veteran.

Mr. Parsons was employed as a machinist and draftsman for many years, and then became a teacher in the Willoughby-Eastlake School system where he taught at the Willoughby Tech Center. He retired in 1983 after 19 years of service.

Mr. Parsons lived an active life and used to fly his own airplane out of a small airfield on Mentor Avenue. He and his son, David, also toured the country on their motorcycles.

Survivors are his wife of 68 years, Nancy J. (Gehri) Parsons; sons, David (Rachel) Parsons of Painesville and Thomas (Laurel) Parsons of Ennis, TX; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward W. and Rose Marie (Deininger) Parsons.

Final resting place will be in Mentor Cemetery following the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Lake County Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Boulevard, Unit E, Mentor, OH 44060.

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