A memorial service will be held for David Edward Parsons, 58 of Paradise, on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Brusie Funeral Home. David passed away on March 16, 2012.
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He was born May 28, 1953 to Charles and Doris Parsons in Geneva, NY. He was raised in southern California. David enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and served in Africa and the Philipines. In 1978 he joined the Peace Corps where he met his future wife, Linda. He re-enlisted in the Navy in 1980 where he became an Independent Duty Corpsman and was the head of the medical department aboard the USS Charleston. His last place of service in the Navy was at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Hospital in Puerto Rico. After honorable discharge from the Navy 1988 he married Linda Chaney in Chico. David worked in Chico and Paradise in the medical field for many years. For the last four years he worked at Cutlery Works in the Chico Mall.
David is survived by his wife Linda of Paradise; one brother, Richard Parsons of Baja California; 3 sisters Sue (Tom) Ball of Cuba, NY, Rebecca (David) Hawkins of Panama City, FL and Cindy (Tim) Evans of Tehachapi, CA; nine nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bidwell Chapel.
Published in Paradise Post from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2012