MOUNT VERNON — Dr. Gary D. Parson D.D.S., 71, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sept. 4, 2019, at St. Ann’s Hospital. He was born on July 11, 1948, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Clarence and Barbara (Baker) Parson.

Gary graduated from The Ohio State University 1968-1970 B.S. degree, Ohio State Dental School 1970-1974 DDS Degree. He was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity where he was a Past President and member of the Dental Honorary Fraternity, member of the YMCA Board of Directors, member and past President of the Knox County Big Brothers Big Sisters, member and past President of the Knox County Head Start board of directors; member and past President of the Jaycees Chamber of Commerce, member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, W. D. Miller Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Endodontics Association, Mount Vernon Developmental Board, member of the Mount Vernon County Club since 1975 where he was on the Board of Directors, past President and Men’s Club Champion 1990, 2004.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Mooney) Parson to whom he had been married 22 years; son, Dr. Adam (Joanna) Parson of Upper Arlington; two daughters, Kelly (Trent) Kelley of Mount Vernon, and Tiffany (Heath) Mickley of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Debbi Hanover of Columbus and Elizabeth (David) House of Lewis Center; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Mark Parson.

Friends may call Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 – 3 p.m. at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, with a Celebration of Gary’s life service starting at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the service at the Mount Vernon Country Club.

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