William Lee Parsons, III

William Lee Parsons III passed away on August 27, 2017 at the age of 81.

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He was the beloved husband of Gloria Parsons, nee Johnson, of Defiance, Missouri; He is survived by his three sons, Kevin Lee (Cristine) Parsons of Tampa Bay, FL, Scott Joseph (LeAnne) Parsons of St. Charles, MO, Mark David Parsons of Davie, FL; four daughters, Kelly Marie Pontello of O'Fallon, MO, Cheri Denise (Jerome) Jones of Wentzville, MO, Cynthia Ann (LeRoy) Daugherty of Bourbon, MO, Suzanne Marie Mergelmeyer of New Haven, MO; two brothers, Theodore Yahn (Sharon) Parsons of Defiance, MO, Lowell Delano Parsons of Defiance, MO; sister, Laura Jane Vance of Indiana; six grandsons, Matthew, Nicholas, Clayton, Robert, Bryan, Jonathan; six granddaughters, Brittany, Brooke, Kelsey, Veronica, Samantha, Whitney; 9 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, William Lee Parsons, II; mother, Laura Ophelia Parsons; grandson, Matthew Jones. William enjoyed 29 years of marriage to his lovely wife, Gloria Parsons.

William was a lifetime member of the Painter's Union, a member of New Melle Baptist Church, served on the Board of Directors of the Boone Duden Historical Society, and was an active guitar player and singer. He enjoyed golfing, excelled in softball and baseball in his earlier years, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him

Visitation: Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Missouri 63385. Funeral, Friday, September 1, 2017, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment: Parsons Cemetery, Defiance Missouri.

Memorials may be made payable to New Melle Baptist Church in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 248 Wentzville, Mo 63385.