David Charles Parsons, 79, of Columbia, formerly of Wellsville and Merriam, Kansas, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. Parsons was born May 14, 1940 in Mexico, Missouri, a son of Irvin Glen and Melba Virginia (Hintz) Parsons.
He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School of Mission, Kansas and attended Junior College in Merriam, Kansas.
David served his country in the United States Navy entering on July 29, 1960 and being honorably discharged on July 27, 1964. Much of his service time was spent on the aircraft carrier “Intrepid.” He was on an Honor Flight leaving November 7, 2017.
David worked for over 39 years for ADT Security Company as a technician and supervisor. He also worked for GMC.
He had a passion for Corvettes. David had a 1965 silver corvette and other cars that he raced all over the United States.
David was an active member of the Columbia VFW Post 280 and Senior Center.
He was married to Deloris Mae Robison. She preceded him in death.
David is survived by his sister, Rebecca Kay “Becky” Betz and husband, Bill, of Bellevue, Nebraska; nephew, Michael Charles Betz, of Shawnee, Kansas; niece, Denise Suzanne Deter and husband, Tom, of Lincoln, Nebraska and cousins, Liza and Bob Darr, of Wellsville and Holly and Joe Mabry, of Clarksville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Parsons; parents, Irvin and Melba Parsons and infant brother, William Gatewood Parsons.
Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the Wellsville Cemetery. Rev. Mike Carmi officiated.
Full Military Honors were provided by Wellsville VFW Post 3056. Missouri Military Funeral Honors folded and presented the United States Flag to his sister, Becky.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Betz, Bob Darr, Chelsie Darr, Justin Darr and Payton Darr.
Services were under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the Columbia VFW Post 280 or American Heart Association c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Mo 63384.
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