GASTONIA - Carl Howard Parsons Jr., 82, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2013, at the Robin Johnson House
He was a native of Gaston County, born Feb. 26, 1931, to the late Carl Howard and Ruby Sams Parsons Sr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Arthur Douglas Parsons.
Junior enjoyed old movies, Lone Ranger, Gun Smoke and all Home improvement shows. He was a collector of all kind of tools.
Most of all he loved going to Tweetsie Railroad. Junior was a friend to all, back in the day he helped all the merchants' downtown (Miles and Lucy's). He had attended Love Memorial Baptist Church in his younger years.
Survivors include his sister Shirley Bolus of Gastonia; brother Gary Parsons and wife Betty of Gastonia; nieces and nephews Mark Bolus and wife Barbara, Judy Ann Parsons, Trina Lynn Parsons, Gary Parsons Jr., and Jeff parsons; several great nieces and
The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with reverend Jerry Millwood officiating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with the Releasing of the Doves.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.