Jan. 1, 1943 – Feb. 29, 2008
Larry Fee Parsons, 65, of Eagle Lake/Marlin, Texas passed away Friday, February 29, 2008 in Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake, Texas.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Marlin with Rev. Eric Moore officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetary in Marlin.
Larry Parsons was born January 1, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to Flew and Virginia Parsons. He married Vicky LaVerene Chalmers on August 1, 1964 in Marlin, TX.
He was a member of Kiwanis in Vernon, TX. He was also a member of the Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce in Eagle Lake. While in Marlin, Larry was a leader of his son’s Boy Scout den and troop, member of the Lions Club and a member and past president of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marlin.
Larry was dedicated to helping rural hospitals to gain better financial standing. He had 38 years of rural hospital service as an administrator in Marlin, Teague, Groesbeck, Vernon and Eagle Lake, TX.
Larry was chairman of the RCH Protect Board of Directors. He was the first chairman and served for many years in that capacity. He was instrumental in the development of the RCH workers Compensation Cooperative. In addition he was a member of the TORCH Board of Directors from its earliest day and was a total supporter of the organization. His tenure was unusual as a rural hospital administrator for so many years.
He very much enjoyed fishing, especially with his children and grandson. He liked to hunt and had great fun on his annual hunting trips with his TORCH/RCH buddies.
He is preceded in death by both parents and grandparents, Will and Mittie Parsons as well as Vernon and Lois Bates.
Larry was a devoted and loving son, husband, and father. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Vicky Parsons of Eagle Lake/Marlin, Texas; son Yancy Michael Parsons and wife Julie of Round Rock, TX; daughter Cinnamon Starr Barton of Austin, TX; grandson Travis Michael Parsons of Round Rock, TX; nephew Sam Chalmers of Angleton, TX; niece Hanna Chalmers of Angleton, TX; brother in law Eddie Chalmers and wife Frances of Angleton, TX; aunts Myrna Lee Doughty of Dallas and Bonnie Parsons of Waco, TX and numerous cousins, friends and a host of colleagues.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Salvation Army.
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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