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Jon G. Parsons

Jacksonville, FL | Friday, April 8 2011

Jon G. Parsons, 67, formerly of Alton, IL passed away April 8, 2011, in Jacksonville, FL with his family by his side.

He was born on September 11, 1943 in Alton, the son of Helen (Vail) Parsons and the late Leonard Parsons.

Jon graduated from Civic Memorial High School in 1961, after which he joined the United States Air Force in the Strategic Air Command until his honorable discharge. He worked at Jefferson Smurfit for thirty years until its closing, at which time he moved to Jacksonville FL, 1998. He then went on to be a driver for Brinks Security retiring in 2009. He was member of the American Legion and the Moose lodge, he also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR racing, and had the pleasure of working with a pit crew at a local racetrack.

He is survived by his mother Helen Parsons of Cottage Hills IL, two sons Jon G. and his wife Tammy Parsons Jr. of Troy MO, and Ron and his wife Beth Parsons of Bethalto IL; two grandchildren Angel Parsons of Meadowbrook, Il and Ronnie Parsons of Roodhouse, Il; two great-grandsons Xander and Bentley of Meadowbrook IL; several step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephew. He is also survived by a brother Larry and his wife Jenny Parsons Lehigh Acres FL, and a sister Betty Winecoff of Bethalto IL,

Jon was preceded in death by his father, and wife Bridgitte. 

Family graveside services will be held at 10am, on Friday May 6, 2011 at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Il. 


Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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