Norman D. Parrow
Norman David Parrow, 72, a resident of Brandon, MS began his heavenly journey on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Funeral services are 11am Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with visitation at 10am with private graveside services with military honors at Brandon Memorial Gardens where he will be put to rest beside his beloved son, Michael.
Norm was born in Stafford Springs, CT, but loved the South. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Violet Parrow; his two brothers, Herbert and Alan Parrow; and his first born son, Michael David Parrow.
His survivors include his wife of 49 years, Frankie and his son, Chris of whom he was so very proud. Chris and his wife, Dawn, gave him his most treasured gifts, Landon David and Gavin Charles Parrow. His heart burst with pride when it came to his grandsons. He thought Chris and Dawn were the best parents ever. He was so proud of his son's honesty and work ethic. There are no words to describe his love for his family.
Other family are his father-in-law, Howard Renforth (Barbara); his sister-in-law, Pam Ivey (Dennis) and his two nephews, Jason and Matt Alexander along with their families all of Jacksonville, FL. An 'almost' sister and forever friend of the family, Judy Thayer, of Stafford Springs, CT.
Norm attended Marianopolis Prepatory School in CT and St. Michael's University in VT. He entered the US Air Force during the Vietnam War serving in the Security Service. He met and married, Frankie, during his first tour of duty in London, England. Together, they traveled the world. He left the USAF after the Vietnam Era was over as a Major.
He then entered the auto business in which he continued until his retirement due to health issues. Some of you may have known him as a neighbor, a boss, a fellow fisherman, or a car dealer telling you to come on down to the hill in south Jackson. His most important titles were that of a friend, Dad and Normie.
Norm's family would like to thank the health professionals for their care and compassion, especially Dr. R. Guynes. Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers.
Norm's favorite expression, "I wasn't born in the South, but I got here as fast as I could." Smile, be happy, make every day count.
Please visit www.ottandleefuneralhome.com for online guest register book.
Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon
1360 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39042
Published in Clarion Ledger from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2014