Donald Dean Parrott, 95, of near Magnetic Springs died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a lifelong devoted member of the Mag-netic Springs United Methodist Church and served in most of the church and Sunday School offices. A graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, he and lis brother Chester founded the Parrott Implement Company in 1946 and he could regularly be found at the business until shortly before his last illness and death. j
He actively promoted community interests, serving as president of • he Richwood Community Apartments at the time they were dedi-ated in 1972, a member of the Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational Adviso-y Committee, Union County representative to the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, member of the Union County Board of Health, trustee of NUAC, organizer and supporter of the annual Richwood Springenfest and until the age of 94 was an active sup-porter of the North Union community recycling effort. He was a past President of the former Richwood Lions Club and a member of the Knights of Pythias at Magnetic Springs.
Among his many unsought honors were Honorary Chapter Farmer of the Leesburg-Magnetic Springs FFA, Union County Senior Citi- zen of the Year, Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year for the Cen- ral Ohio Area Agency on Aging and Central Ohio Hall of Fame as well as recognition for his support of the North Union Local Schools n the installation of the track and athletic complex, development of he Richwood Emergency Assistance Program and continuing sup-port of Springenfest.
He was born March 18, 1907, to the late William J. and Rose Bon-nett Parrott.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Dorothy Ballard Parrott whom he married April 4, 1931, in Fletcher; three children, Kathryn Kay (John) Bishop of Marysville, William L. (Sally) Parrott of near Magnetic Springs and Richard E. (May) Parrott of Marysville; grandchildren, Mark (Michele) Bishop, Kendra Stephen) Hamby, Mary Jean (Nevin) Smith, Rita (James) Monroe, Donald (Connie) Parrott, Anne (Damon) Crabtree, Karen (Rick) Rausch, Robert Parrott, Neil (Sally) Parrott and Angela Rowlett; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church. The Revs. Stephen Hamby and Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Ceme-tery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald D. and Dorothy B. Parrott Scholarship Fund for North Union Students. 401 N. Franklin St., Richwood, 43344.
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