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East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX

OBITUARY

J O Parsons

February 7, 1927November 10, 2019
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J O Parsons, 92, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 10, 2019 in a local hospice facility. Mr. Parsons was born February 7, 1927 in Umpire, AR. He was a Mason and a 50 year member of Moose and Elks Lodge and retired from the Federal Correction Institution in Texarkana, Tx.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Parsons of Texarkana, TX; daughters, Brenda Hamby of Texarkana, TX and Lori Rosenzweig of Tempe, AZ; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kay Parsons of Mesquite, TX; brothers, Gerald Parsons of Ft. Smith, AR and Seldon Parsons of Umpire, AR; sister, May Davis of Kingston, OK ; grandchildren, Caitlin Rosenzweig, Samuel Parsons, Emily Parsons, Carole Jane Hensleigh, Paige Morris, Jordan Morris, Bradley Hendrix, Courtenay Hendrix, Ryan Hendrix, Robert Hamby and Lindsay Hamby; eleven great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; one special nephew, Ovay McGee; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with Rev. Bobby Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Saline Cemetery, Umpire, AR under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Saline Cemetery Association.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Wife, Joyce Parsons of Texarkana, TX
    Daughter, Brenda Hamby of Texarkana, TX
    Daughter, Lori Rosenzweig of Tempe, AZ
    Son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kay Parsons of Mesquite, TX
    Brother, Gerald Parsons of Ft. Smith, AR
    Brother,Seldon Parsons of Umpire, AR; sister, May Davis of Kingston, OK
    Grandchildren, Caitlin Rosenzweig, Samuel Parsons, Emily Parsons, Carole Jane Hensleigh, Paige Morris, Jordan Morris, Bradley Hendrix, Courtenay Hendrix, Ryan Hendrix, Robert Hamby and Lindsay Hamby
    Eleven great grandchildren
    Three great, great grandchildren
    One special nephew, Ovay McGee; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Phillis Hubbard Felice

November 15, 2019

Joyce and family... so sorry to hear this news. J O was my buddy and good friend to Jackass. Sure going to miss his hugs at the Moose. My thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

Betty Matthews

November 14, 2019

To the Family of JO ,
We are sending you love and prayers at this time for the loss of J.O..
We always had a great time at the lake camping and fishing at Lake Ouachita with you guys. Bob really loved J O and always had a good time talking and telling stories around the campfire. Love and prayers to Joyce and the family.

Pat Kennedy

November 13, 2019

Aunt Joyce, Brenda, Lori & Brian & All Family Members

I think I speak on behalf of all the Matthews Family we loved Uncle J. O. dearly. We are so praying for your family and were so sadden to hear of his passing. He was a gentle giant in my eyes and will always be. His smile was captivating and his laughter. Loved him.
God Bless You All.


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Celebrating Jimmy Perez’s 70th Birthday.

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Sam and Grandpa celebrating a victory over South Garland in 2011!

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Parsons Family Reunion.

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Breesy and Grandpa.

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Celebrating Jimmy Perez’s 70th Birthday.

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Sam and Grandpa celebrating a victory over South Garland in 2011!

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Parsons Family Reunion.

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Breesy and Grandpa.

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Biography

J O Parsons, 92, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 10, 2019 in a local hospice facility. Mr. Parsons was born February 7, 1927 in Umpire, AR. He was a Mason and a 50 year member of Moose and Elks Lodge and retired from the Federal Correction Institution in Texarkana, Tx.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Parsons of Texarkana, TX; daughters, Brenda Hamby of Texarkana, TX and Lori Rosenzweig of Tempe, AZ; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kay Parsons of Mesquite, TX; brothers, Gerald Parsons of Ft. Smith, AR and Seldon Parsons of Umpire, AR; sister, May Davis of Kingston, OK ; grandchildren, Caitlin Rosenzweig, Samuel Parsons, Emily Parsons, Carole Jane Hensleigh, Paige Morris, Jordan Morris, Bradley Hendrix, Courtenay Hendrix, Ryan Hendrix, Robert Hamby and Lindsay Hamby; eleven great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; one special nephew, Ovay McGee; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with Rev. Bobby Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Saline Cemetery, Umpire, AR under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Saline Cemetery Association.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.