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James "Jake" V. Parsons

June 26, 1937 — September 19, 2022



James “Jake” V. Parsons, age 85 of Shoals, passed away September 19, 2022, in Washington, Indiana.  He was born June 26, 1937, in Huron to William and Gladys (Bouden) Parsons.  He married Wanda Ratliff on January 19, 1969, and she preceded him in death in 2015. 

“Jake” attended Huron schools, served in the United States Army, retired from Crane Naval Base with thirty-three years of service and was a Maintenance Person at the Loogootee McDonalds for sixteen years. 

He is survived by one sister, Mary Louis Spaulding of Mooresville; children, Sheryl L. (David) Parsons Langdon of Bloomington, Tampa R. Parsons Holt of Loogootee, James R “Bobby” (Debbie) Parsons of Shoals; grand kids, Autumn Holt, Mikeal Holt, James Holt, Jared Langdon, Dakota Langdon, Rachel Horsely; and six great-grandkids. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two siblings, Margie Abel and Donald Parsons. 

Simple Cremation was chosen.

Online condolences may be made to

The Queen-Lee Chapel of George Funeral Care has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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