Granville “Grant” Earl Parsons

Granville “Grant” Earl Parsons, 93, died  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care in Waco, Texas.

Funeral Service: 2pm, Friday, August 9, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Burial ,with full military honors, will be at Peoria Cemetery.

He was born June 19, 1926, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Earl and Rose (Brown) Parsons. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in World War II. He lived in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas throughout his life. He opened the original Cow Town Club in Dodge City, Kansas. He was also the owner and operator of GE Parsons Construction and was known to be one of the best finishers around.

He loved Football, Horse Racing and his furry companion Buddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nona Villa, Nelda Gillaspie, and Bonnie McCreight; and his best friend Buddy.

Granville is survived by his children, Sherry Blair, of Corunna, Michigan, Jan Scarborough, of Houston, Texas, Kasey Byrd, of Kirtland, New Mexico, and Andy Parsons and wife Heather, of Dodge City, Kansas; grandchildren, Kevin Blair and wife Stephanie, Kelly Scarrow and husband Jeff, Keli Dovalina and husband Jason, Remington Koehn, Kati Tucker and husband Bryan, Riley Parsons and wife Lexi, and Regan Parsons; great-grandchildren, Kain Blair, Blaine, Brennen and Beau Dovalina, Ronald and Randi Tucker, Presley “Pretzel” Parsons, Kole and coming soon Aurora Scarrow; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers,  the family suggests memorials be made to Texas Home Health & Hospice or the Waco Humane Society both in care of Lake Shore Funeral Home & Crematory, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, Texas, 76708.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Hugs and prayers for all the family and friends of Grant. He was an awesome man, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will missed.

  2. Cathy Sprague-Emans

    Sherry – I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I still remember the stories you used to tell us about him. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and talk to you soon. Love ya.

  3. Loretta and Norm Storbakken

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Grant’s family! We enjoyed Grant on Saturday morning breakfasts and his presence in the park with his beloved “Buddy!” May he rest in perfect peace with the one that died and rose again, defeating death so that we may have eternal life!

  4. Stacy Houser (Miller)

    So sorry for your loss! He was a super sweet man! Prayers going out to the family! 🙏🙏🙏🙏 He and my Dad had so many laughs and great times! He will be missed by all!

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