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Friendship Cemetery
Friday July 24th, 2020
8:30am - 9:00am

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Graveside Service

Friendship Cemetery
Friday July 24th, 2020

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Garland Dean Parsons

Garland Dean Parsons, 73, of Gentry, Arkansas passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Springdale, Arkansas.

Garland was born on May 1, 1947 in California to Turl Parsons and Lovena Kappler Parsons. He worked as a self-employed truck driver until he retired. He loved fishing and playing Texas Hold’em poker at the casino where he made friends whenever he went.

He is preceded in death by his wife Linda Jean of the home.

He is survived by his son, Tony Parsons and wife LaDonna of Springdale, AR: his sister, Susan Moon of Springdale, AR: his granddaughter, Christin Kelly and husband Daniel, of Goshen, AR; and three great grandchildren Parson, Paisley, and Peyton; and many other friends and loved ones.

In light of current health concerns, CDC regulations will be followed. The Graveside visitation will be held at Friendship Cemetery Friday July 24th, 2020 at 8:30 am and the Graveside service will be held at 9 am. Pastor Eldon Bagwell will officiate the service. The arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale, AR. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Highlands Oncology or the Children’s Hospital.

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Tony so sorry to here that your dad passed away. I met your dad playing poker and can say he was one of the nicest person to spend time with, always so pleasant to be around. Please know that he is going to be missed by all
of his fellow poker players.
RIP Garland

Kelly Bright Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Tony, I am so sorry about your father. Prayers for you and your family.

JoAnn McKim Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM