Joseph Wayne Parsons, age 86, resident of Somerville, Tennessee, ascended the stairway to Heaven on Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019.
Funeral Services for Mr. Parsons were held at 11 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Somerville with Rev. Kyle Bomar, a United Methodist minister, officiating. Interment followed in the Somerville City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – Main Chapel in Somerville.
Joe was born December 13, 1932 in Somerville, Tennessee, the son of the late Samuel A. Parsons and Ellis Smalley Parsons. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1950 and was married October 27, 1955 to Betty Jean Williams Parsons. He enjoyed playing the guitar and fiddle. In addition to playing instruments, he also loved fishing, hunting and farming.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Janet Parsons of Somerville, TN; his granddaughter, Nicole Ramirez (Anthony) of Oakland, TN; and two grandchildren, Lucy Kate Ramirez and Elliott Ramirez. He also leaves two sons-in-law, Ray DeAngelis, Marty Alvarado and six step-grandchildren, Michael DeAngelis (Jenny) of Germantown, TN, David DeAngelis (Kristen) of Germantown, TN, Ashley DeAngelis Gussoni (Nick) of Nashville, TN.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Williams Parsons who died October 23, 2015; two daughters, Betty Jo Alvarado, Marianne DeAngelis; and his brother, Edwin Parsons.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were John Sullivan, Ricky Jenkins, Danny King, Hank Herron, Billy Ross Doyle and Michael DeAngelis. Honorary pallbearers were Cathey Dandridge, Sammy Parsons, Ray Motley, Darrin Doyle and Roy Gobble.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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