SALISBURY, Md. - Raymond Paul Parsons, Sr., 77, of Salisbury, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Joshua Parsons and Mary Parsons Lease. "Poppy" was a US Army veteran and was a retired security guard at the Wicomico County District Court in Salisbury. He enjoyed traveling, talking with people and watching television, especially westerns. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kathaleen Grace Dennis Parsons; a son, Raymond Paul Parsons, Jr of Salisbury; a daughter, Patricia Ann Parsons of Salisbury; a step son, Kenneth W. Hastings of Laurel, DE; a step daughter, Stacy L. Corbin of Salisbury; 8 grandchildren, April, Amber, William, Rashaan, Michael, Nicole, Katie and Kemyra; a step great granddaughter, Ashley Hastings; a great grandchild, Ny-Asia; and 3 brothers, Edward Parsons of Ocean City, William Parsons of Salisbury and Charles Parsons of Princess Anne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Phoebe Joan Kaer Parsons and his second wife, Mary Madline Hearn Parsons; brother, Kenneth Parsons and sister, Phyllis Parsons.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Joe Barnes will officiate. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.