NORBERT "O" PARROT, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Leoni Township, Mich., he was a son of Norbert & Bernice (Johnston) Parrot. He served in the Navy during World War II under Admiral Halsey in the South Pacific on a LCI-801. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Philippine Lib. Ribbon (one Bronze Star), American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (one Bronze Star). In October of 1946, he married Carolyn Harris. They were married for 63 years at the time of her death. He was employed at Rogers Markets as a meat manager. He retired from Rogers in 1987 after 35 years. He was a Past Master Wayne Lodge 25; Past High Priest Fort Wayne Chapter 19; Past Illustrious Master Fort Wayne Council 4; Past Commander Fort Wayne Commandry 4; Scottish Rite; Yeomen York; K.Y.C.H.; Knight Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon - Old Fort Forrest 194; York Rite Sovereign College 55; Allied Masonic Degrees; Angola York Rite; Deputy Battalion Commander Battalion 2; U.S.S. LCI National Association United States Navy. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Keith (Judi) and Kevin, both of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Kathy (Bob) Doell of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Karen ( Paul) Andrews of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Rebecca Seward of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Scott (Kelly) Parrot, Ryan R. Doell, Rita (John) Nagy, Jason (Erica) Andrews, Denese Biddle, Michael B. (Toni) Seward, Mandy Doell, Melissa (Chad) Prowse, and Jessica (Darren) Kirkner; 13 great- grandchildren; and one brother, Bill of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn; parents; one brother, Walter; and one sister, Margaret. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Christopher Kirwan officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Knights Templer Eye Foundation. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 8, 2014