Myles Stanton Parsons, 80, of Wren, passed away at 2:19 p.m., Friday at Van Wert Health.
He was born on July 27, 1940, in Van Wert the son of the late Carl and Alice (McCray) Parsons. On October 6, 1979, he married the former Carolyn J. Henry who survives.
Myles was a 1959 graduate of Van Wert High School. He retired from Uniroyal Goodrich in Woodburn in 1999 after 35 years of service. Myles enjoyed fishing and playing jokes with the grandkids. He was an auxiliary member of the Van Wert American Legion, member of the Van Wert Moose Lodge and the Rockford Eagles.
Family survivors besides his wife include his loving sons, Mike (Denise) Henry of Wren, Mick (Holly) Henry of Van Wert; daughters, Julie (Bill) Childs of Payne, Jodie Kinnaley of Greenville, Tennessee, Marie (Kurt) Combs of Monroe, Indiana, Melissa Knous of Decatur, Indiana, and Mandy (Jason) Couts of Ohio City; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Myles has four brothers, Carl (Judy) Parsons, Jr., of Van Wert, Roger (Linda) Parsons of Ohio City, Doyle (Pam) Parsons of Scott, and Merle (Deb) Parsons of Van Wert; and two sisters, Shirley Arnet of Ellettsville, Indiana and Romain (Donnie) Sparks of Martinsville, Indiana.
Myles was preceded in death by two sons, Cary Parsons and Mark Henry; a grandson, Kyle Combs; two brothers, Kenneth Parsons and Richard Parsons; and three sisters, Barbara Moorman, Betty Vaught, and Martha Belle Stripe.
There will be calling hours 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Visitors are reminded to wear face coverings and practice social distancing for everyone’s safety.
Preferred memorials are to the Wren E .M. S.
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