Christopher Lee Parsons, 44, of Warrenton, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
He was born on January 9, 1973 in Aurora, Colorado, to Sandra Parsons and the late Michael Parsons.
Mr. Parsons entered the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and made it a 23-year career, retiring as a master sergeant. During his time in the Air Force, he earned his associate’s degree and received numerous awards and medals. After retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a manager doing licensure contracts.
He loved to joke and had a wonderful sense of humor with a smile that couldn’t be beat. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Parsons also enjoyed going on family vacations, even with extended family, and heading out on road trips to find fun places to visit along the way, letting his wife stop to take thousands of photos without too much grumbling. He loved to run and participated in numerous half and full marathons with his children. Additionally, he spent time volunteering with Honor Flight and helping with Eagle Scout projects.
As a Troop 911 Boy Scout leader for six years, he guided at least 15 scouts through attainment of their Eagle Scout awards and taught them to be independent and how to be effective leaders. He enjoyed camping, hiking, biking and being outdoors with the scouts and with his family. Mr. Parsons would take his troop to Arlington National Cemetery to participate in Wreaths Across America each December.
Mr. Parsons was a Chevy truck enthusiast. He enjoyed going to car shows and showing his 1952 Chevrolet truck, which he rode in with his dad when he was a young boy. He enjoyed his time out in his garage working on restoring his classic cars. You always knew where to find him.
He was always active and helped others whenever he could, whether lending a hand to neighbors and friends, stopping to help pull people out of snow banks on his way home from work or giving someone a ride home. Mr. Parsons loved working with his hands and did a lot of work renovating his entire home. He was a wonderful person and all who met him loved him. He kept his sense of humor even through the most difficult times during his hospitalization.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gwen Parsons of Warrenton; two children, Andrew Parsons and Madison Parsons, also of Warrenton; a brother, Richard Parsons, and by many loving relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank all of those who have prayed for him during this time and the loving support from so many wonderful people.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America or Boy Scouts of America.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com