John D. Parsons

February 23, 1924July 2, 2011

John David Parsons, 87, died July 2, 2011, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Florida. He was born in Tipp City, OH. Before moving to Port St. Lucie, FL in 1985 he and his family resided in Springfield, OH. He served in the United States Army during WWII where he received a Purple Heart for his service. He was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and received his Master of Education degree from Wittenberg University. He was a Mathematics teacher at Roosevelt Jr. High School and at Northeastern H.S. before becoming an administrative assistant at Kenton Ridge H.S. He retired in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Pythia. He was an avid golfer and bowler. While in Florida he also became a Master Gardner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois,of 56 years in 2009, his sister Maribel, and his parents - John and Ruth(Leopard) Parsons of Tipp City. Survivors include his children Christine(Leamon)Varn of Jacksonville, Lisa Parsons of Springfield, Jody Heskett of Springfield, Jon Parsons of Port St. Lucie, Connie(Jim)Ruffing of Greer, SC and Todd(Donna) Parsons of Havelock,NC. Grandchildren include Eric (Kristie) Weckesser, Matt Bailey, Christopher(Jennifer Smith, Erin Murphy, Andy Heskett, Tyler Heskett, Kalen Ruffing, Preston Ruffing, Carson Ruffing and 2 great grandchildren Tyler Weckesser and Amielia Smith. A memorial service was held in Port St. Lucie. Graveside services will be conducted at Maplehill Cemetery in Tipp City, Ohio on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00AM. After the Service, please join us for a luncheon at Harrison’s in Tipp City. Arrangements are by Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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July 16, 2011

You have been in our thoughts and prayers today in Tipp City. Our sincere sympathies, Lisa, Jody, and family.
Mike and Dea Rucker

Sarah Ruwe

July 13, 2011

On behalf of the American Red Cross I extend my condolences on the death of Mr. Parsons. He was a long-time supporter of the Red Cross. My your memories help at this difficult time. Sarah Tippet Ruwe, CEO, North Treasure Coast Chapter

Jonathan Womacks

July 12, 2011

John Parsons was a compassionate and good-humored educator. As the assistant principal at Kenton Ridge High School, John exuded a calm and peaceful spirit that provided an elegant and necessary balance with the more flamboyant personality of our principal. At the mention of his name, many of us recall blissful mornings when Mr. Parsons (sporting his wry, twinkle-eyed grin, to be sure) went along with our harmless pranks by reading over the school PA system the names of the likes of Hunter S. Thompson and Aldous Huxley (et al - one can only imagine) as "students" who mysteriously made the Absentee Sheet. Even now, his distinctive Perry Como-timbre voice echoes in the halls of KR. He was a gentle and caring man and we ALL loved him. I pray God's comfort and peace upon the Parsons family.

John Schneider

July 11, 2011

I will never forget John as my assistant principal. He was a wonderful educator and an even better human being ...

John & Diana Schneider

M/M Lew Jones

July 11, 2011

To the Family of John Parson's,
We were sorry to learn of the passing of your father. We have many memories of good times shared as our families grew up in the "OLE" Northridge neighboord. We send you our love and sympathy.
Lew and Eileen Jones

July 11, 2011

Jon, so sorry for your lose, I just heard about your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love, Cheryl Ficarro

John & Jackie McKinnon

July 10, 2011

We have very fond memories of Mr Parsons at KR. Our deepest sympathies and we will keep you in our prayers.

Bob and Nancy Archambault

July 10, 2011

John was a great friend and neighbor. We always enjoyed our daily visits from John while we were there. He would always bring us the monthly Voice. You will be missed John

Susan Rockwell

July 8, 2011

Your dad will long be remembered, by all who knew him, as an educator. Think of all the stories your family has shared, and smile. He still shines through you all in memories now.

Karen Brubaker

July 6, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.