Larry Gene Parsons

Larry Gene Parsons, son of the “Little” Mae (Davis) and the late William Parsons, was born on June 11, 1952 in Wright County, Missouri, and departed this life on March 17, 2015. He was 62 years, nine months, and six days of age.

Larry was a logger most of his life. He showed his kids the value of hard work and how to take care of the ones you love.

Larry gave so much love and made a difference in so many people’s lives. He was known for going out of his way to help others, even when he needed help himself. He was a caring neighbor and a friend to anyone that needed one.

In his spare time, Larry enjoyed tinkering with junk. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. He was a mentor to many. Larry was an animal lover and spent a lot of time caring for orphaned and abandoned animals.

More than anything, Larry loved his mother, his kids, and his grandkids. He was loved by everyone who met him. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, William; four brothers, Terry, Walter, Herbert, and Ricky; one sister, Janice; and one daughter, Lara Dodds.

He is survived by his mother, Mae Parsons of Mountain Grove, Missouri; two sons, Bryan Parsons of Mountain Grove and Lesley Parsons and his wife of Mansfield, Missouri; two daughters, Melanie Dixson and her husband of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Tammy Vaverka and her husband of Mansfield; five brothers, Billy Parsons of Mountain Grove, Richard Parsons of Mountain Grove, Jerry Parsons of Linn Creek, Missouri, Kelly Parsons of Mountain Grove, and Randy Parsons of Cabool, Missouri; one sister, Vicky Collins of Buffalo, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two great-grandchildren on the way.

Visitation was held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, south of Mountain Grove, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

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