Les was born in El Centro, CA attending grade school through high school in Turlock. CA. He was preceded in death by his parents James Allison (1-22-1981) and Ellen LaMarie Parsons, (4-10-1995); his son, Christopher Paul Parsons (9-13-2018). He is survived by his two daughters, Jami Allison Parsons, Breann Gail Parsons and spouse Jon Bishop; his son, Les Paul Parsons; eight grandchildren, Elery McQueen Parsons (age 15), the twins Jacob and Jaley Monroe Puga (age 14) the triplets Kaelin James, Kiley Jean and Jathan Kai Bishop (age 11), Jordan Allison Parsons (age 5) and Jackson Decker Bishop (age 2). Les was the youngest sibling of seven and is survived by his brothers, Danny Allison Parsons, Jerry Glenn Parsons and Jimmie Allison Parsons; his sisters, Jan LaMarie Bertussi and spouse Randy, Marilyn Ann Larson and spouse Dan, Gail Renee Barnes and spouse Greg; many nieces and nephews. Tribute for Les I have been reminiscing with our grandchildren about stories of their Grandpa Les and his younger days, I attended the triplets first baseball game on Saturday which brought to mind so many memories of how I met their Grandpa Les at age fifteen during a baseball game at Turlock High School in 1977. What an adorable, sweet guy in a ball cap He was a heck of a ball player, he hit three home runs in that game I was smitten. Les loved to ride and race dirt bikes, enjoyed riding his street bikes fast down a windy road, taking corners with a mean lean and racing cars. He was all about Chevy and Honda back in the day. His plates on his street bike read "Tue Quik". He raced at Laguna Seca (making time like the professional riders) took many rides to Dogtown (dirt bike fun days with the guys). We made many trips on the street bike to Columbia, Rainbow pools, Turlock Lake and Yosemite. He loved to pull his Honda CB900F off the ground and ride a mile on his back wheel. His world was filled with building motors and attempts to have the fastest car in town In high school he owned a Red with black stripes 70' SS Chevelle that was raced many times in the quarter mile out on Roselawn Rd. When our children were very young and acting up he would tell them 'cool your jets' and 'chop the throttle' which meant settle down LOL His favorite movie was 'Top Gun'. The man loved machinery and mechanics, fast cars, and fast bikes One of his favorite sayings to our kids was, "you know the difference between first place and second?" The answer "hesitation". My high school sweetheart, my first love, and Dad to our three beautiful children. Les had a good heart, a calm, cool demeanor, gentle mannerism, a great listening ear and was an all around nice guy. Always willing to help people out, especially; if a car was broke down, a natural born mechanic! His goal at fifteen was to be a professional baseball player. He was very competitive in baseball and played third base. He became an exceptionally skilled mechanic, Welder and Crane Operator He loved tacos. boiled peanuts in Coke, chocolate brownies, home made hot chocolate pudding, cherry pie and KFC. I appreciate that in recent weeks we have talked a great deal on the telephone with conversations about our children, family and some fun crazy days in high-school. My heart is comforted we had those moments. I envision he is with our son Christopher tearing up a dirt track, slinging mud, throwing roosters, and riding with the throttle wide open in true Les fashion. RIP there were many good years together making memories, he gave me the best of him in our three children. We love you Always & Forever. Your family.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Apr. 21, 2021.