Elmer Leon Parsons


Elmer Leon Parsons, 81, of Shelburn, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Union Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Vigo County, on Sept. 21, 1937, to Clarence and Thelma (Williams) Parsons.
Elmer was an Air Force veteran and a truck driver for Carie Brothers Trucking in Decker, Ind. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Norma Mae Hedden and Mary Lou Grindle.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Kay Carpenter-Parsons, whom he married on Aug. 23, 1998; sons, Jeffery Parsons, Larry (Dawna) Clark and Carl Parsons; daughters, Billie Jean (Fred) Grayless, Janelle (Daniel) Simpson, Kay (Israel) Brewer, Terri Pellegrino and her fiancé Jeff Howson, Tammy Parsons and Darla Lowe; two sisters, Margaret Ann (Bob) Fischer-Eads and Nancy Kay (Jack) Archer; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, with the Revs. Jeff Blansett and Don Ransford officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 until 7 p.m. Military services will be given by the Hymera, Shelburn, and Sullivan American Legions and Sullivan County VFW. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Farmersburg. The family suggest that if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Brown Baggers, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on December 6, 2018
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