Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Obituaries

December 27, 2013

Dewey Lum Parsons

RUSK — Funeral services for Dewey Lum Parsons, age 79, of Rusk are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013 in Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R.S. Dyess officiating.  Interment will be in Lowes Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Mr. Parsons died December 25, 2013 in a Tyler hospice.  He was born April 7, 1934 in Rusk to the late Robert Liston and Bessie Ann Christopher Parsons.  Mr. Parsons was a lifelong resident of Rusk and a member of Bethel Methodist Church.  

He worked as a master carpenter all his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alyce Parsons, daughter, Angela Deron Levy, granddaughter, Ashley Briley, sister, Catherine Kennedy.  Survivors include two daughters, Sylyna Kennedy of Tyler, Deanna Briley of Rusk, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers, Douglas Parsons and wife Ethel of Rusk, Bobby Jack Parsons of Rusk, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Leighton Kennedy, Casey Kennedy, Jonathan Kittrell, Jesus Gomez, Steven Dyess, Stacy Halbert and Robbie Jack Parsons.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013 at the funeral home.

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