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Russell Conrad "Toby" Parsons

February 21, 1923 April 4, 2018
Russell Conrad "Toby" Parsons
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Obituary for Russell Conrad "Toby" Parsons

Mr. Russell Conrad “Toby” Parsons, age 95 of North Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.
Private entombment was held at Scenic Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Parsons was born February 21, 1923 in Ashe County to Harry Estel Parsons, Sr. and wife Carrie Virginia Bare. He retired from the former Wilkes Oil Company service station in Cricket which he ran for forty years. Mr. Parsons served in WWII. While in the war, he served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned the American Theater Campaign Medal, Emmet Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, AR 600-68: Victory Medal. He was the former Fire Chief of Cricket Fire Department, a member of VFW, Moose Lodge and Junior Order.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; Madeline Campbell Parsons, a sister; Jean Ford, and three brothers; Ralph B. Parsons, Richard Parsons and Harry E. Parsons Jr.
Mr. Parsons is survived by a daughter; Linda Parsons Milam and husband, Danny of North Wilkesboro.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Wilkes Senior Village, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center and Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice for their care.
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