Brother Grant A. Parsons, a retired vice president of Valley National Company Insurance, died Jan. 14, 2013, at his home.
Brother Parsons graduated from the University of Arizona in 1952.
A native of Phoenix, Parsons graduated from North Phoenix High School in 1946. Enlisting in the Navy after graduation, he served on Johnston Island in the Central Pacific and was honorably discharged in 1948.
Upon his return to Arizona, he attended Phoenix College and then the University of Arizona where he was initiated into Beta Phi. In 1956, he married his former high school classmate, Barbara Jean Ross, and adopted her two young children, Ross and Stephanie.
He became an insurance agent and after five years of night school, earned his CPCU designation and went to work for Valley National Company Insurance where he became vice president, retiring in 1992. Parsons was a member of the Phoenix Country Club for nearly half a century.
He is survived by his wife, two children, a grand-daughter and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley on Monday, January 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Parson’s name to your local Humane Society.
All honor to his name.