DANVILLE — Joe F. Parsons, 73, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 10, 1936, in West Virginia to Floyd and Liza Jane Parsons. He was married April 21, 1956, to Ruby L. Carr. Joe was a minister of the gospel for 47 years, and talked often of making heaven his home. He held many tent revivals throughout Ohio and West Virginia trying to bring as many people as he could to God.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby; children, Laura of Danville, Lynn (Jack) of Killbuck, Robin of Howard and Joey of Danville; five grandchildren, Jen, Jamie, Rusty, Stephanie and Joe; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lena.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Visiting will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday. A private burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.