Donald E. Parsons, 82, of Urbana passed away at 9:03am on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.
Don was born on August 17, 1938, in Ontario, Canada to parents Melville and Lola (Orr) Parsons. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1956 and attended Eastern Illinois University. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1960. Don married his wife Mary on September 25th, 1980, in Urbana, Illinois. During his career Don joined his father’s business as a painter and worked for over 50 years at the family business before retiring. In his free time Don had many hobbies. He enjoyed his daily coffee with his longtime friends at Starbucks. Don loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited Group, the Archery Club in Urbana, and even taught archery to others including his kids. Don was a member of Stone Creek Church and will be missed by his loved ones.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary (Farruggia) Parsons; daughter Linda Dawson; and his brother Mel Parsons.
Survivors include his daughters Pam (Steve) Starwalt, Theresa (Gene) Hoffman, and Vicki (Bob) Stipp; sons Tim O’Donnell and Mark (Danielle Johnson) Parsons; nephew Patrick and Michael Parsons; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
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