John Parsons

John I. Parsons

January 4, 2014

Dr. John I. Parsons, (Jack), 79 passed away January 4, 2014 from a sudden illness in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to this illness he fought a valiant battle with cancer and gave it his all.

Jack was born on March 24, 1934 in Huntington, West Virginia to Dr. John Y. Parsons, a Dentist and Helen Parsons. He graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He was a grand master of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and President of Inter-fraternity Council. Jack served with The United States Marine Corp as a Captain from 1953-1958. He was a jet pilot for the photographic squadron. Being a Marine was one of his proudest accomplishments. Jack met Sue, his wife of 53 years while at Denison University. He then attended Dental School at Indianapolis University. Jack and family moved to Fort Myers in 1970 where he was a well respected dentist for 30 years. Jack was a person who made a profound impact on family and friends. His interests were golf, tennis, skiing, and watching football (especially the Florida State Seminoles).

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue; daughters Kimberly (Chris) Peterson; Kelli (Alan) LeBlanc; Holly (Ron) Wademan; grandchildren Steven; Eric; Morgan; Cameron; Corinne; Lindsey; Connor; and Chloe; Sister, Patty (Thad) Hogan brother in law Richard (Carole) Shanley and extended family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Memorial Gardens from 6 to 8 pm.

A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at 11 am Friday, January 10th at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens at 3 pm.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the and/or Hope Hospice.


Funeral Home

Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-0555

Published in The News-Press on Jan. 7, 2014