William Patrick Parsons was born November 22, 1962 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to beloved educators Joe and Harol Deane Parsons. He passed away in Oklahoma City on December 12, 2015. He moved to Ada in 1965 where he later graduated from Ada High School. At Ada High School he was a state champion tennis player as well as an Eagle Scout. He graduated from East Central University in 1985 and later served as a member of the East Central University Foundation Board.
As a civic leader in Edmond, Oklahoma, he spent countless hours serving the Last Frontier Council of Boy Scouts of America. He started his career as a CPA for Peat Marwick and was most recently an insurance executive for Midlands Management.
His family was his devotion and the beneficiary of his persistent joy, along with all who knew him. He was—among so many things—an athlete, a showman, a planner, a brother, a father, and a deeply appreciative and reverent man of God. His legacy will be the abundant love he shared with all. Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and two sons, Ford and Gage.
He is also survived by two sisters, Paula Kedy of Ada and Penny Martin of Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the East Central University Foundation or the Last Frontier Council of Boy Scouts of America in Oklahoma City.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at New Covenant United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK.