Bill Parsons

April 12, 2022

Bill Parsons, 86, of Frankfort, died April 12, 2022 in his home.  He was born on September 10, 1935 in Kenna, West Virginia to George and Esta (Parsons) Parsons.  He married Judith French on April 15, 1960 in Charleston, West Virginia and she survives.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston and earned his degree in Business Administration in 1957 from University of Charleston.  He served 6 years in the United States National Guard from 1955 to 1962, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant.  He moved to Frankfort in 1976 from Gallipolis, OH.  Bill worked as Human Resource Manager at Federal Mogul in Frankfort for 24 years, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of Kilmore United Methodist Church, was past County Chairman of Red Cross, past Blood Bank Chairman, past member of the Board of Directors of United Way, past President of Kiwanis, and Clinton County Redevelopment Authority.  Bill was an avid golfer and Purdue fan.  He enjoyed pickleball, reading, and bird hunting.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kilmore United Methodist Church, 4159 North County Rd. 0 EW, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the funeral home with Pastor Craig Overman officiating.

Survived by:

his wife, Judy, are his sons: John (Patty) Parsons of Frankfort and Jim (Joni) Parsons of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother: Mike (Kathy) Parsons of Pinellas Park, Florida; grandchildren: Brittany (Cameron) Clinton, Sara Clinton, Katie Parsons (Mike Kerr), Amanda Parsons, AJ Parsons (Katie McCord), Cynthia (Kevin) Leap, Kayla (Nate) Rohr, and Shania (Nick) Whittle; and great-grandchildren:  Wyatt, Anson, Landon, Briella, Jaden, Josiah, Addie, Abby, Lukas, Maelynn, and Zach.  

Preceded by:

his parents, brother: Robert Parsons, and sister: Pauline Mundy.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “Bill Parsons”

  1. Marty Stevens April 13, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Bill was awesome man, he was with me when I got my first pheasant, he will be sadly missed.

  2. Lisa Hines April 13, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Jim, I am so very sorry about the loss of your father!!! I have good memories of your dad! He always had a smile on his face and was encouraging and kind whenever I saw him. Please know I am praying for comfort and healing for you and your whole family in the days ahead. He was a good man, and his legacy will live on through you and your children. Hugs!!! Lisa

  3. John Miller April 13, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Judy and family, so sorry about Bill. Great guy and wonderful family man. Will be missed.

  4. Ty Wright April 13, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Judy, & John & family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was a good man and friend.
    Ty & Saretha Wright

  5. Joyce Simpson April 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Sorry for the loss, prayers for the family. He was a very good human resource man.

  6. Thomas Ketchem April 13, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    So sorry for you and your family’s loss. May he rest in peace.
    God Bless
    Tom & Sue Ketchem

  7. Kimberly Wiles April 14, 2022 at 12:36 am

    So sorry for your loss, praying for you all, he will be missed at church.

  8. Jan Kersey April 14, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Judy and family, So very sorry to read of Bill’s passing. Please know that my prayers and sympathy are sincerely sent to you all. Bill was such a nice sweet friendly guy. Gary loved playing golf with him and the many good times we shared at the Frankfort Country Club back in the day! I know he will be missed, but your memories will always live on. Sincerely and with love, Jan Kersey

  9. Dick and Donna Ticen April 14, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Dick and I were so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We so enjoyed getting to know him at Kilmore UMC. Always very pleasant to talk to. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers.

  10. Kimberly Williams Walkup April 14, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Bill and Judy were neighbors of ours in Gallipolis, Ohio years ago. I have very kind and fond memories of Bill and his whole family. He will be missed. Prayers to the entire family.

  11. Shanda D. Wilhotie April 14, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Parsons well. Nevertheless, as his granddaughter’s good friend at the time, he helped me get a much needed summer job at his factory. As a college student, this meant a lot to me and was such a blessing. May the Lord bless and comfort you as you all endure this tough time. Shanda D. Wilhoite (Fuller)

  12. Mary Patchett April 14, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Judy and Family,

    I was so shocked and saddened by Bill’s passing when I saw the obituary this morning. I know he is in heaven playing golf, pickle ball, cards and all the other competitive sports and games he so loved with family and friends. I’ll bet he is winning too, like almost always. He always had a smile and a hug when I would see the two of you. You’re all in my prayers in the coming days and weeks as you adjust to a new normal without Bill. I was looking forward to visiting with you and Bill in May when I came back to Indiana for a few weeks. Hopefully we can get together Judy.

    My Sympathy to all of you.
    Mary Patchett

  13. Marilyn Chittick April 14, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Judy. Sorry I’m out of town, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Exie Pence April 15, 2022 at 7:09 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at FM and had lots of conversations with Bill. Prayers for all of you.

  15. Terry Leazenby April 15, 2022 at 8:16 am

    I worked with Bill many years at Federal Mogul, what a very kind and professional person. My condolences to Judy and his family.

  16. Tom Maple April 15, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Bill was a very kind and loving man. I’ll miss chasing his lobs, looking over at his grinning face as he scores a point. My mornings will never be the same and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

    Tom Maple

  17. Anna Voschian April 15, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

    Anna Boschian

  18. Craig Mundell April 15, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Judy and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Bill. He was someone who I counted on seeing at the YMCA every day during or after pickle ball wearing his Purdue hat. He would always ask if I was going to play in the choose up later as he left the building. Will miss his competitive spirit and his friendship. My prayers and condolences to you and your family. God bless.

  19. Don and Debbie Baker April 15, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Parson family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We knew him from National Seal days. He was a very kind man. Prayers for peace in the days ahead.

  20. Phil and Wilma Jones April 16, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Judy and family, How very saddened we were to learn of Bill’s passing. We will miss those phone calls. He was so kind to keep up with us. One of my good memories is you two and Frank and Judy buying us a set of pots and pans when we got married. You were always so kind and hospitable. I remember the two boys as being big boys when they were about two. Of course, all the Stonewall Jackson reunions – some Judy missed because she was playing in golf tournaments. You guys certainly kept busy and had fun. What a loss. Please know all of you (Judy, children, grands and great-grands) will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Phil and Wilma

  21. Janet Zuther April 17, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Judy and family. So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

  22. Suilon Benjamin April 18, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Dear Judy & Family,
    So sorry for your loss & will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. Loved having you in our Y Water Class for a while when you couldn’t play golf or pickleball. Bill had such a cheerful smile & fun manner and I know he will be greatly missed. Your video was really nice and you could see how much he loved his sons & grandkids. May he rest in our Lord’s loving arms. Will hold your spot along pool wall when you are up to it.
    Love & God Bless,
    Suilon & Y-Water Angels

  23. Jan Warren April 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Judy, Jim & Joni and Family,

    Jim was such a kind guy with a quick and friendly smile and greeting. Thankful for the opportunity he gave me to work at Federal Mogul as a rubber mold press operator one summer. But more thankful, for the friendship he and Judy shared with mom and dad over the years. He will be missed!! Blessings to your entire family.

  24. Julia M Smith April 20, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Judy Jim Smith
    Judy we are so sad to hear about Bill. We have such great memories of our days at SJHS and our reunions after. Bill was one of the kindest, sweetest friend a person could have. The video was wonderful. Brought both sad and happy emotions. You have a wonderful family that I know will be a great support for you. Know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Hugs

  25. Erilda & Ron Coleman April 20, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Dear family,
    So sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and gentle guy to work with through HR & the couple of years I worked in customer service at Fed Mogul. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley. Al

  26. Jim and Rosemary Peterson May 30, 2022 at 8:02 am

    We are so sorry to read of Bill’s passing. His memorial video shows a wonderful life well lived. Our prayers are with you Judy and your entire family. Rest in peace Bill. Your work on earth was well done.

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