Richard Louis Parsons
January 10, 2014, 6:00 am by
Richard Louis Parsons (Rick) was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 3, 1945.
He was married to Denise Marie Landtroop on May 30, 1970, in LaMarque, Texas. He died in Upland, California on Jan. 3, 2014, of congestive heart failure.
Richard was preceded in death by both of his parents, Ann and Everett Parsons and one sister, Mary Duquesnel.
He is survived by his wife, Denise; sons, Darren and Kevin Parsons; and four grandchildren, Ian, Blake, Ireland and Ava Parsons.
He graduated from LaMarque High School in LaMarque, Texas and earned a BA in behaviorial science from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.
He served in the United States Marine Corps in Viet Nam from 1966-1969.
Richard worked for the California Highway Patrol from 1970-1984 and left at the rank of sergeant; Collectors Corner/Art Finds International as Vice President from 1984- 1992 and completed his professional career with the Department of Motor Vehicles as the Supervising Investigator for Internal Affairs. He had been retired since 2008.
His funeral services will be held in Burnet at Edgar Funeral Home at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. He will be interred at Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton at 2 p.m. that afternoon.
A Celebration of Life memorial will be held in Ontario, Calif. at the Doubletree Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. Please join the family in this celebration with your favorite Rick Parsons story, as everyone knew Rick best for his wit.
Local arrangements were made by Edgar Funeral Home.