PARSONS, William H., “Bill” age 92 of Englewood passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Hospice of Dayton. Bill was born in Berea, KY, February 25, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Margaret, 2 sisters Helen Freda and Lisa, and niece Bonnie. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Betty, son Jim Parsons of Park Hills, KY, daughters Sue Parsons of Kettering, and Nancy Gross of Kettering; grandchildren Kathryn and her husband Josh Brandon and their children Lucas, Leah and Sydney of Columbus, OH, Bradley Gross and his wife Jackie and her daughter Lexy of Charleston, SC,; a brother Ronald (Shirley) Parsons of Waynesville, OH. Bill also treasured his relationship with niece, Kathleen and nephew Phil (Barb). Bill served in the US Army during WWII in the 535th Field Artillery Battalion, in the Central European Campaign. He was promoted to Sergeant at the age of 19. His entire career was spent in the home building industry, as well as being a long time member of the Home Builders Association and the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. Bill was a past president of the Dayton Toastmasters #401, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30th at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. followed by a Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. by Pastor Barbara Cooper. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of Dayton or the Wounded Warriors in Bill’s memory. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.
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