Russell Lee Parsons, age 49, of Wellston, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, at the SOMC Hospice Facility in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born January 3, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. Russ was a 1981 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a longtime employee of Kenworth Trucking in Chillicothe, where he worked as a technician lead, and was also a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Tammy Wiseman Parsons; son, Andrew Parsons of Wellston; mother, Elda Mae Mathews Parsons of Wellston; brothers, Greg Wiseman of Hebron, Ky., Brian Wiseman of Hazard, Ky., Keith Parsons of St. Clairsville, Oh. and Rick Parsons of Wellston; sisters, Linda Brown of Wellston, Denise Lambert of Wellston and Sandy Harper of Jackson, as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Russ’ request, his body was cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston with Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can give memorial contributions to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, California 90401. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com