Ronald Ray Parsons, 80, of Klondike, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Paris, Texas. His funeral service will take place Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Commerce Funeral Home in Commerce with Dr. John La Noue officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born April 13, 1935, in Charleston, W.Va., the son of Russell Roosevelt Parsons and Thelma Myrtle Berry Parsons. Ronnie was born in West Virginia, but got to Texas as fast as he could, according to his wife, Betty. He led a very active life during his retirement. He enjoyed working on his property, especially taking care of his many chickens. He sold eggs to several people on a regular basis. He also enjoyed building things. He was a welder for several years, which led him to making several things using that skill. He also enjoyed woodworking. He and Betty were members of First Baptist Church in Commerce. He attended faithfully up until the Sunday before his death.
Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Betty; his children, Johnny Lomas (Mary Kay), Elsa Greer (Dwayne), Gary Parsons (Brenda), David Parsons (Debra), Rodney Parsons, David Ermel and Jonathan Ermal; as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Thelma Parsons, and a son, Randy Parsons.
To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.commercefuneralhome.com.
Published on April 13, 2016