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1936 James 2021

James Alfred Parsons

March 2, 1936 — February 6, 2021

Dr. James Alfred Parsons, age 84, of Franklin, KY, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, passed away, Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9:56 AM at his residence.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory.  Dr. Parsons wishes were to be cremated.  The family will celebrate his life at a later date.

James was born on March 2nd, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frederick Spencer Parsons and the late Mary Catherine Gray, M.D.

He is survived by his spouse of 60 years, Barbara Parsons, 4 children, Jen Parsons of Franklin, KY, Jessica Parsons of Bowling Green, KY, Andrew Parsons (Hillary) of Lewisburg, KY and Joyce Parsons (Shalave Waite) of Los Angeles, CA; 6 grandchildren, Phineas, Spencer, Amos, Elias and Benjamin Parsons and Hazel Waite; 2 great-grandchildren, Liam and Blayke Parsons; 1 brother, Charles Frederick Parsons (Suzanne) of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

James attended the Franklin First United Methodist Church in Franklin, KY.  He earned his doctorate in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY.  James was a retired executive from American Cyanamid Pharmaceutical Company.

The funeral home website is where you will find the complete obituary and you can leave online condolences.  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. where you'll see the complete obituary, the ability to share the obituary, the ability to leave online condolences and see the funeral service online.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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