Donald Gordon Parrotte

April 3, 1927November 17, 2013

Donald Gordon Parrotte, 86, of Fredericksburg, Virginia died Sunday November 17, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was born April 3, 1927 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Don is a World War II Veteran having served in the Seabees. Aside from Don’s family, his true love was the Ferguson Fire Department in Ferguson, Missouri where he began his career in 1947 as a private. He worked his way up through the ranks, serving his last 17 years as Fire Chief before retiring in 1995. All together, he served 48 years at the Ferguson Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Irene; twin sons Jene (Michele) of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Jeffrey (Judi) of Ballwin, Missouri; grandchildren Matthew (Erin), David, and Catherine of Fredericksburg, Richard of Salt Lake City, Utah and Clay of St. Louis, Missouri, one great-granddaughter, Piper, of Fredericksburg. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mable and Gordon Parrotte, and sister, LaVerne Land. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Antioch United Methodist Church, 138 Kellogg Mill Road Fredericksburg, VA 22406 on Wednesday November 20th at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may also be sent to the church.


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November 25, 2013

I have great memories of riding the train to ST Louis to see Uncle Don, Aunt Irene the boys and even Andre the poodle.
We will miss Uncle Don very much. God Bless.
Art(Bud) Mary and the Land family.

Donna Maxwell

November 22, 2013

Irene and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of Don. We know he will forever be cherished as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone and it is truly a blessing to have known him!
Much Love and prayers,
Donna Maxwell & Family

Pam Dzierwa

November 21, 2013

Irene & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing
You are in our prayers
Pam & Joe Dzierwa
Harold Bonenberger

Larry Miller

November 21, 2013

Don's smiling face and friendly wave will be missed along Denison Street at Celebrate.

Larry & Charlotte Miller

November 20, 2013


I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a very nice person and I am so glad I got to meet him last July. You are in my prayers as is your family.
Sidney Kendall, St. Louis

November 20, 2013

Don will be missed by many. I had the honor of working with him for many years at the Ferguson United Methodist Church in Ferguson, MO. He was a very hard working and dedicated member of the church and willing to help anyone, anytime he could. My sympathy to his wife, Irene and the family; God bless.

Betty & Ed Dunham