Fred Clarence Parsons

The Kingsport Times 3 December  1944
Killed in France Fordtown, Tenn. – Mrs. Lillia K. Faulk of Fordtown, Route 2, has received word of the death of her son, Fred C. Parsons, C.M. 3/c who was killed in France, July 27. Parsons, a member of the Seabees, went overseas this January having entered the service June 21, 1942. He trained at Camp Peary, Va., and in Davisville, R.I. His wife is Mrs. Winnie Parsons, and he has two children by a former marriage. They are the sons Fred C. Parsons Jr., and Amrine William Parsons. Carpenter´s mate Parsons was employed here by J.E. Myers Construction Company for 12 years and he also worked in Palm City, California in the Navy Yard there.

Hilton – The body of Fred C. Parsons, 3-c Carpenters Mate who lost his life July  27, 1944 near St. Mere, France during the European invasion, will arrive at Kingsport Tuesday at 2:35 p.m. Parsons was a native of Washington County, Va., and the son of the late William J. Parson of Brownwood, Texas. His mother was Miss Lilly Moore before her marriage ot Mr. Parsons and is now Mrs. James Faulk, Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport. Other immediate survivors, are his widow, the former Agnes Clark of Mace Springs, VA., two sons, F.C. and Amrine Parsons, both of Hiltons, a brother Amrine Parsons Sr., Kingsport; a sister, Mrs. Dana McNeal, Charlotte N.C. Parsons was educated in the Coeburn, Va.; Bristol, Tenn.; and Bluff City Tenn., schools and before entering military service was employed by J.E. Myers Construction Co., Kingsport for about  12 years. Funeral rites will be held in Mt. Vernon Church, Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport, Sunday July 18. Burial will be in the veterans section, Holston View Cemetery. Legion Post 65 will have charge of the military service.

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