Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 4, 2013 10:33 am EST


CENTERBURG — Herbert Parsons, 82, of Centerburg, died Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2013, at Morrow County Hospital Emergency Room in Mount Gilead.

He was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Columbus, to the late Cecil and Lova (Keller) Parsons. A retired truck driver, Korean conflict Air Force veteran, member Air National Guard and AMVETS Post 59 at Centerburg.

Herb loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and tinkering on the farm. Herb was very proud of his apple trees that he planted and nurtured. He loved to spend time watching the wildlife in the evenings and watching the world go by while sitting on the back porch.

Survived by sons, Herbert (Christy) Parsons of Marengo, Cecil (Audrey) Parsons of Columbus; daughters, Louella Sue (Harold) Copeland of Sarasota, Fla., Marie (James) Fisher of Marengo, Loretta (Rob) Copeland of Cardington, Laura (Ed) Margraff of Marion; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Tillis of Columbus.

Preceded by daughter, Lorna Louise Damron; sisters, Kathryn Bourghese, Florence Boyles.

Friends may call Tuesday noon to 2 p.m. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, with services Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Jeff Deel officiating. Interment in Bloomfield Cemetery, with military graveside services.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve this veteran’s family and condolences may be expressed at

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