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Don Roscoe Parsons Jr., 68, of Frostburg, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center while surrounded by his family.
Born on Aug. 7, 1949, in Petersburg, W.Va., he is the son of the late Don R. and Arzella (Thorne) Parsons.
Don was a Southern High School graduate and attended Catherman's Business School in Cumberland. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Don retired from his position as vice president of Mortgage Lending after 40 years of service at First United Bank and Trust. Don loved NASCAR and sports, especially golf and bowling.
Don is survived by his bride of 28 years, Cynthia (Hayden) Parsons; two sons, Don Parsons III and wife, Auzar of Ridgeley, and Mathew Parsons of Rockville; grandchildren, Declan, Colin and Olivia Parsons; cousins, Donald Thorn and wife, Carolyn, and Gary Thorn and wife, Beverly; and his Myrtle Beach golfing buddies.
Friends will be received at C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A. (www.csfredlockfh.com), 21 N. 2nd St., Oakland, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Services will be conducted at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 318 E. Oak St., Oakland, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew Paugh officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carol Grotnes Belk Campus Hope Lodge, 269 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401.
Published on February 25, 2018
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