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Ray Lawrence "Larry" Parsley

August 30, 1924 — January 31, 2021

Ray Lawrence “Larry” Parsley, 96, of White Deer passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in White Deer.

Memorial services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in White Deer with Rev. Robert Burke, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Larry was born on August 30, 1924 in Seneca, New Mexico to Richard Kirk and Nadia Mundy Parsley. He graduated from Felt High School in Felt, Oklahoma. Larry joined the United States Marines in 1943 and served until 1946. He received the Purple Heart Award and the Bronze Star. Larry married Maxine Bell on August 19, 1947 in Pampa. After 65 years together, she preceded him in death on December 17, 2012. Larry was the president and owner of Parsley Sheet Metal and Roofing for 41 years until he retired. He was a member of the White Deer United Methodist Church. Larry volunteered with the Pampa Optimist Club and was a part of the VFW in Pampa for many years. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and gardening. Larry loving taking the vegetables from his garden to the give to his friends and giving ladies candy on Valentine’s Day.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 2 sons, Richard David Parsley and Kerry Parsley; 1 son-in-law, Steve McClendon; and 3 brothers, Sammy Parsley, Sidney Parsley, and Lonnie Parsley.

Larry is survived by his daughter, Jody McClendon of Clarendon; 1 sister, Sallie McCausland of Amarillo; 5 grandchildren, Tracy Mills, Jerry Parsley, Dave Parsley, Darla Gaines, and Rhonda Ceasar; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in White Deer, 101 W 8th St, White Deer, TX 79097, or the White Deer Senior Citizens, 319 Main St, White Deer, TX 79097.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church of White Deer

, White Deer, TX 79097

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