Loren O. "Sonny" Parson

September 15, 1947 - August 28, 2021
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Loren O. “Sonny” Parson, 73, of New Philadelphia passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on August 28, 2021.

Born in New Philadelphia on September 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Eugene Curtis and Meryl Marie (McNeely) Parson.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1966, Sonny con…

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Loren O. “Sonny” Parson, 73, of New Philadelphia passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on August 28, 2021.

Born in New Philadelphia on September 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Eugene Curtis and Meryl Marie (McNeely) Parson.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1966, Sonny continued his formal education at Bowling Green College Fire School. He spent 25 years serving as a fireman with the New Philadelphia Fire Department before his retirement. Then, he was a driver with S.E.A. for more than 20 years.

Sonny loved to fish, especially in Canada. He also had a passion for The OSU Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Sonny will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen S. (Brown) Parson whom he married on May 12, 1996; his children, Monica (Fred) Michael of Coshocton, Jeff (Lindsay) Parson of Nevada, TX, and Mark (Jackie) Parson of Dover; his step-children, Connie (Mike) Muzechuk, Kristy (Mark) Jenei, and Shari (Gary) Hootman, all of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Aaron Gauvey, Ben (Kristin) Muzechuk, Emilee Muzechuk, Tyler (Shareah) Parson, Hannah Michael, Matthew (Sara) Michael, Liam (Katelyn) Parson, Zachariah Michael, Sara (Curtis) Shoup, Rebekah Michael, Zachary Hootman, Alexandria, Malachi, and Caleb Parson; 8 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Joann (Don) Kendle, Eugene “Junior” (Betty) Parson, and Leah Fern Puffinberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the New Philadelphia Nazarene Church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Maddux officiating. A meal for friends and family will immediately follow the service in the church social hall.

Memorial contributions in Sonny’s memory may be directed to the New Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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A meal for friends and family will immediately follow the service in the church social hall.


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First Church of the Nazarene

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: September 15, 1947
Died: August 28, 2021

Condolences for Loren O. “Sonny” Parson

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Donna (Brown) Koch posted on 9/2/21

Sending hugs and prayers from Missouri, to the Parson family and our Aunt Karen. We were very sorry to hear about Sonny. Even though we’re far away, please let us know if there is anything we can do. ?? ?

 

Mike and Teresa Brown and Family posted on 9/1/21

We are so sorry for the loss of Sonny. He was an exceptional man who always had a smile on his face and loved his family. He will be truly missed by many. We will be thinking of you all and please let us know if you need anything.

 

Tammy posted on 9/1/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Doug & Tammy Hoffman

 

Cindy Mathias posted on 9/1/21

With deepest sympathy to Karen and family on the loss of Sonny. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

 

Kathy Kreis posted on 9/1/21

Monica and Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father, father in-law and grandfather. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you during this difficult journey. Love,Kathy

 

Tom & Karen Range posted on 8/31/21

Dear Karen and family, so sorry your husband has passed you are in my thoughts and prayers. We have been in South and now Hillsborough, NC God Bless

 

Diane Aydt posted on 8/31/21

Dear Karen I just found out about the passing of your husband. I am so very, very sorry. I always said hello to him when I saw him at Drug Mart. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Diane (DeMattio) Aydt

 

Eugene McPeek posted on 8/31/21

So sorry to hear about Sonny. We've known him for 30+ years and most recently worked with him at SEA. He was truly a great man that found pleasure in serving our community as a fireman and also as a driver for the Society for Equal Access. He truly love his fishing! He will be missed by many people. Praying for healing and comfort for the family.

 

Deborah Stasiak posted on 8/31/21

So very sorry for your loss Fern and family. May God bring you comfort during these difficult times.

 

Charles Koppes posted on 8/31/21

Our sincere sympathy to the Parson Family for your loss! Praying God will wrap his loving arms around you.

 

Sandi (Corey ) Maurer posted on 8/31/21

Karen i am so sorry to hear about your husband may you find comfort during the days ahead, God bless you & the family.

 

The Hootman’s posted on 8/31/21

Love you Sonny??

 

Jodi Coe posted on 8/31/21

Karen and family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sonny was a great man and wonderful neighbor to many people.

 

Marie miller posted on 8/31/21

Dear Connie and Kristy and families may God give you comfort during this time . Praying for you all . Marie

 

Joe & Debbie Trapasso posted on 8/31/21

We send our deepest sympathies to all of you. We know this is a sad time and we are sending major hugs. What we knew about Sonny was that whenever we were around him, things just seemed better. He was always so kind to all of us and, from the first time we met him, we instantly felt like we were with family. And he was such a devoted family man to all of you, especially my dear Aunt Karen who is always in my heart. You all have our love and prayers always. Joe and Debbie Trapasso

 

Crissy DiTucci posted on 8/31/21

Sara Shoup, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather, and to his family on his passing . I am praying for all of you, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel peace and comfort in the coming days. The memories are something that will remain in your hearts forever . Love and Prayers; Aunt Crissy???

 

vernon l alsept posted on 8/31/21

So Sorry for your loss. I worked with Sonny at SEA always there to help any way he could he will be deeply missed our prayers go out to the family. Vern & Lori Alsept

 

Dianne Smith posted on 8/31/21

Jeff and Lindsey Parson, and Family! You have our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Father. Prayers for comfort and healing. The Smith Family

 

Marcy Bonds posted on 8/31/21

So sorry for your loss-My prayers & love are with all of you ????

 

Pam Selman posted on 8/31/21

So sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. I pray God's comfort and healing for your family. Though we haven't met, PastorsJeff and Lindsay Parson are the pastors at our church. We love them dearly. I pray blessings for your family and friends as you mourn this passing. Amen

 

Barbara Regula White posted on 8/31/21

Karen: My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Thomas and Deana Robertson posted on 8/31/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Many Prayers for the family.???

 

Scot rosenberry posted on 8/31/21

It's so hard to believe. I can't get over this. My favorite uncle. He ment the world to me. It was always a good feeling to have you come to fla with Karen an visit. And I always looked forward to you poking me in the side an have that funny look on your face . I'm going to miss you . My condolences to Aunt Karen. And all of my cousins. And their kids and so on.. I couldn't of asked for a better uncle.. I love you sonny. Rest easy.....

 

Matt and Lory Dessecker posted on 8/31/21

Karen, Monica, Jeff, Mark and all of Sonny's family, we are so sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a nice man and I know he will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers.

 

Chad Hockenberry posted on 8/31/21

Our fishing buddy and life long friend.....we will miss you dearly. Monica, Jeff, Mark, Karen, and family our prayers are with you.

 

Rob Hester posted on 8/31/21

RIP SONNY

 

Shelia Trachsel posted on 8/31/21

I am so very sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family.

 

Janice Kurtz posted on 8/31/21

SORRY FOR YOU loss of Your DAD. PRAYERS FOR THE FAIMILY.

 

John, Becky, Paige and Haley Roe posted on 8/31/21

Fred, Monica and Family, Beck, the girls and myself, offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We will definitely be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rely on God, your faith, your friends, family and all the prayers going up to Heaven to help you get through this. We love you guys!!!!!!!!

 

Johnathan Robert Mathes posted on 8/31/21

Monica, Jeff, and Mark... i love all you guys and i'm deeply sorry about the loss of your father.. a good man if you need anything .. let me know thanks V/R your cousin Johnathan Mathes

 

Debbie Dostroph posted on 8/31/21

Monica Fred and family sorry for your loss

 

Debby Golec posted on 8/31/21

Jeff and Lindsay, so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. Jim and Debby Golec

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 8/31/21

Dearest Karen and Family, So very sorry to learn of Sonny's passing, what a wonderful friend and great man...Thinking of you with good thoughts and prayers.... Carolyn Vaughn

 

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