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David Anthony Parson, Sr.

February 23, 1945 — February 24, 2024

Lithia Springs

In loving memory of Anthony Parson (February 23, 1945-February 24, 2024).  Marking just one day after his seventy-ninth birthday, Anthony was ushered into the arms of the Lord, joining his dear parents, Obie and Ruby Parson.  As a recent believer in God, Anthony peacefully closed his eyes at his home in Lithia Springs, Georgia, surrounded by the love of his family.

Anthony was endowed with a generous spirit and a compassionate heart.  Anthony’s utmost devotion lay with his family, portraying an unwavering commitment as a father, husband, son, brother, grandfather, and dear friend to many.  He was creative, a good problem solver, and treated everyone with respect, often giving second chances and opportunities to those in need.

He graduated from Douglas County High School, where he laid the groundwork for a life characterized by a remarkable work ethic and an enduring spirit of service.  A man of many talents, Anthony entered the workforce with Allied Foods as a nightshift supervisor.  He served his community as a firefighter for many years with the Lithia Springs Fire Department.  While working two jobs, and saving as much money as he could, he was able to create a partnership with his brother, Ronald Parson.  Together, they became the owners of Pro Body Shop.  Thereafter, his entrepreneurial spirit flourished as he established himself as a certified electrical contractor.  This accomplishment led him to become a residential home builder, founder of The Neighborhood Learning Center, Co-Owner of Arbor Village Mobile Home Park, and a landlord noted for his kindness, integrity, and compassion.

Anthony delighted in the personal joys of life.  Known for his love of racing, Anthony pursued his childhood dream behind the wheel of his own race car, self-named Colt 45.  Later in life, he became the proudest spectator and sponsor cheering on his grandson, his favorite race car driver.  His love for flying offered moments of excitement above the clouds as a pilot.  He loved taking friends and family with him on his adventures.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking his grandchildren on golf cart rides.  His happiest times were spent surrounded by his family, enjoying their shared moments at his and Sheryl’s Lake house in Wedowee, Alabama, and their beach house in Mexico Beach, Florida.  With his devoted brother, Ronald Parson, they crafted a home for their mother and siblings, a true testament of his generous and compassionate spirit.

In Anthony’s precious memory, we will not only remember his accomplishments and good deeds but remember the very essence of what it means to live a life full of impact.  His days among us were hallmarked by an unshakeable devotion to family and friends.  Let us remember him and hold on to each lesson and laughter he gave us.  His influence will be embedded in the hearts of those he touched.

Anthony’s legacy will be cherished and kept alive by his devoted wife, Sheryl Calhoun Parson; his sisters Brenda Moody, Cathy Parson, and Lynne Parson; his sons David Parson (Marie), and Ron Newsom; his daughters Sherri Parson Ransom (Jeremy), Brandy Weems (Tracey), and Tiffani Bagby (Richard); his grandsons Bailey Barnett, Camren Webb, Dylan Parson, Dalton Parson, Landon Bagby (Lauren), Richard Dale (Kayla); his granddaughters Lindsey Bolling (Robert), Kylee Nichols (Stephen), Whitney Barton; his great grandchildren Tatum Bolling, Beckham Barnett, Jesse Bolling, Bela Nichols; and adored by a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.  

Anthony is predeceased by his brothers Robert Parson, Ronald Parson, Tracy Parson, and Danny Moody; Son-in-law Jesse Barton; and welcomed into the Kingdom by an infant son.

Jones-Wynn of Douglasville, Georgia is entrusted with the arrangements, ensuring that Anthony’s journey is honored with dignity.  His life, a beacon of selflessness and kindness, will continue to inspire and guide us.  A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4-9 PM at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home - Douglasville. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home - Douglasville Chapel. The interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Douglasville.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jones-Wynn - Douglas Chapel

2189 Midway Road, Douglasville, GA 30135

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jones-Wynn - Douglas Chapel

2189 Midway Road, Douglasville, GA 30135

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Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

4:30 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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