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10/31/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Tim Parsons

Timothy Dowling Parsons
(07 Dec 1954 - 29 Oct 2017)

Newport News High School / Menchville High School Class of 1973

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I was quite shocked and dismayed to read of the illness and death of Tim Parsons, NNHS / Menchville HS Class of 1973, who passed away in Franklin on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the age of 62.

   Brother of Dale Parsons ('69) of HI, Douglas Parsons of VA, Brian Parsons of VA, Susan Parsons Kitchen of VA, Patricia Parsons Bryant of VA, Judy Parsons of VA, and Mary Parsons of NC, his parents,  the late Dale Parsons, Sr. ('48) and the late Belle Farmer Parsons ('49), were also NNHS graduates.

From Real Country 101.7 - 10/30/17, 6:08 AM:

It is with heavy hearts that we let you know our friend and colleague, Tim Parsons, passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by the love and support of his family. For the better part of 35 years, Tim’s warm and professional voice has been heard on Real Country 101.7 in a number of capacities - from commercial voice-overs, award-winning high school sports play-by-play, and more recently as the voice of our morning local news.

His full time occupation found Tim behind the service counter at area automobile dealerships and over the past 10 years, behind the counter of his own business, Franklin Automotive, in downtown Franklin. Tim was the most caring, charismatic and optimistic person you could ever have the pleasure of meeting.

We miss you and love you, Tim! Rest in peace, good friend.

From the Wright Funeral Home - 10/31/17:

                     Timothy D. Parsons
      COURTLAND - Timothy Dowling Parsons, 62, died peacefully after a brief illness in Franklin, Virginia on Sunday, October 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Tim is predeceased by his parents, Dale J. Parsons, Sr. and Belle Farmer Parsons.

His survivors include 3 brothers, Dale Jr. (Ginny) of Hana, Hawaii, Douglas (Heather) of Chesapeake, and Brian of Norfolk and 4 sisters, Susan Kitchen (Mark) of Franklin, Patty Bryant (Mac) of Courtland, Judy Parsons (George Turner) of Wakefield, and Mary Jones (Mark) of Wilmington, North Carolina. Also, 11 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces.
Tim Parsons

Tim was born in Newport News, Virginia on December 7, 1954. After attending high school at Newport News High and graduating from Menchville High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Tim was a sound and lighting technician in the 1970s and 1980s for the bands Boot Hill Express and Thunder Road. After that, he went on to work as a service writer for a number of automobile dealerships. In recent years, Tim was the owner of Franklin Automotive as well as Sports Director and newsperson for WLQM Radio in Franklin. He was most recently employed by Priority Automotive in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Tim, who never met a stranger, was widely known for his quick wit and friendly, easygoing manner. In his spare time, he enjoyed surfing the Internet and serving as “curator” of the Parsons Family Museum at his home in Courtland, Virginia.

Visitation will be Friday, November 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wright Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm at High Street United Methodist Church (Camp Parkway) with Rev. Nathan Decker officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Virginia, where Tim will be buried next to his parents, Dale and Belle Parsons.

The family will receive visitors at 605 Quail Roost Rd, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to High Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218 Franklin, VA 23851. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published on Wright Funeral Home on October 29, 2017.

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ber 30, 2017

I am so glad to have been a friend of Tim's. He was a kind, gentle soul. His sense of humor was spontaneous, so funny. I will miss his local "history" lessons of the area. Though in PA now, I am from the Tidewater area. God bless you all and comfort you. I will always remember Tim. May he rest in peace.

~ Sherry Creedon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Tim's family, friends, fans, and classmates at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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