Richard Lloyd “Dick” Parsons

October 5, 2020
Richard Lloyd Dick Parsons
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Potter- Richard Lloyd “Dick” Parsons, 76, passed away unexpectedly on October 5, 2020 in Canandaigua, NY.
Following Dick’s wishes, there will be no public services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Dick was born on April 10, 1944 to Helen (Smith) Fox and Lloyd Arthur Parsons. In 1962, he married Sharon Lee Newell and together they raised four children.
Dick grew up in Gorham, NY and worked on the farm where he discovered his love for farming. To follow his farming dream, he moved to Jasper, NY where he started his own farm. Dick later moved to Penn Yan, NY and was employed with Coach and Equipment, Vance Metal Fabrication, from which he retired. Later on, he spent his free time with family, hobby farming and loved playing cards.
Dick is survived by his children, Arthur (Brenda) Parsons, James (Lynda Harris) Parsons, Karen (Jeff) Ilnicki and Randy (Melissa) Parsons; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers, Raymond (Mary) Sanderson, Ronald (Cindy) Sanderson, Gary (Holly) Parsons and Stephen Parsons; one sister, Wanda (Parsons) Spears; brother-in-law, Butch Walton; nieces, nephews and cousins;. He is also survived by his special companion, Marlene “Marty” Daines.
Dick was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd Arthur Parsons and Helen (Smith) Fox; his wife, Sharon Lee Parsons (Newell); his sisters, Patricia (Parsons) Guiles and Janet Walton; and brother-in-law, Loren Guiles.

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