Philip Richard Parsons was born on November 9, 1934 in Towanda, he was the youngest of twelve children born to the late John Harry and Louise (Keyser) Parsons.
Mr. Parsons honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Shortly following his honorable discharge, he married the former Mary Lou Austin on September 9, 1959 in Canton. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2013 following nearly 57 years of loving marriage.
He was employed several years with the former Parker Hannifin Corp. in Canton until retirement. Phil enjoyed staying busy and could often be found in his garage tinkering on just about anything, especially his cars and lawn tractors. He was a very interesting man who liked to visit as he was well known by many for his jokes and story telling.
Surviving are; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mike Rausher, Roaring Branch; sisters, Marjorie Elicker, Dushore, Gloria Hubbard, Monroeton; sister-in-law, Jane (Rev. Donald) Rockwell, Pine City, NY;brother -in-law, Dr. Fred Austin of California; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful pets, Missy and Smokie.
In addition to his wife, Philip was predeceased by seven brothers, Edward, William, Lewellyn, Donald, Lawrence, Walter and John Harry Jr. and two sisters, Jane Leavenworth and Laura Hammond.
The Funeral Service to honor his life was held at August 9th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, will follow with his brother in law, Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.
Burial was held in the Park Cemetery, Canton with military honors accorded.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Philip’s name to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA 18817.
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