Mr. Russell Howard Parsons, age 80, of Brodhead, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Russell entered into this life on July 6, 1930 in Boone, Kentucky the son of George Gilbert and Recie Jane Kirby Parsons, both of whom preceded him in death. Russell earned his B.S. from Berea College and his M.S. from the University of Kentucky and he taught Agriculture at Brodhead High School and Rockcastle County High School for several years. He was a member of the Brodhead Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was also a member of the Gideons. Russell will be remembered for his love of Holstein cattle and apple orchards.
Russell will be lovingly remembered by his three brothers: George Milton Parsons of Falmouth, Kentucky, James Kenneth Parsons and his wife Lillie of Brodhead, Kentucky, and Raleigh Curtis Parsons and his wife Janie Louise of Berea, Kentucky; One sister: Jeanette Ann Egan and her husband Johnny of Tucson, Arizona; Two nephews: James Parsons and Kevin Parsons; Three nieces: Laura Parsons, Lisa Arnold and Patricia Sword and a host of friends, neighbors and former students.
He is preceded in death by his parents: George Gilbert and Recie Jane Kirby Parsons.
Funeral services for Mr. Russell Parsons will be conducted on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. Russell Parsons will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Russell Parsons may be made to WLJC TV P.O. Box Y, Beattyville, Kentucky 41311