Mount Vernon News
  • Ares ‘Bud’ Parsons

  • November 20, 2010

GALION — “Bud” loved his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, especially Donatello; so much so he watched the movie too many times to count. And if you happened to be a zombie, watch out because he was going to shoot you! He had plenty of practice, playing Resident Evil on his Wii or at his favorite place, Chuck E. Cheese’s. And it was hard for him to hide his excitement when it came time to go fishing with Dad.

Ares Herbert Allen Wayne Parsons, only 3 years young, lost his battle with Neuroblastoma, with which he was diagnosed at 9 months old, early Thursday morning, Nov. 18, 2010, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

He was born July 2, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, the son of Shawn Michael Parsons of Fredericktown and Rebecca Lynn (Parker) Parsons of Galion.

In addition to his parents he will be missed by his brother, Azreal Michael Parsons, age 7, and his sister, Orchid Lynn Parsons, age 8; maternal grandmother, Julie Parker of Sandusky; paternal grandparents, Pauline (Charles Everett) Parson of Fredericktown and Herbert (Christy) Parsons Jr. of Sparta; paternal great-grandparents, Aggie (Herman) Adkins of Fredericktown and Herbert (Nancy) Parsons of Sparta; his aunts, Patt Kline and Karen Anna, both of Florida; and his uncles, Tony Wayne (Destiny) Parsons of Marengo and Robert Allen (Jessica) Parsons of Mount Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Parker.

Friends may call on the family on Monday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m.

A memorial fund is being set up in Ares’ name, and envelopes and information will be available at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Ares’ family, you may do so by visiting

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