James Michael (Mike) Parsons
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
December 28, 1953
After fighting cancer for two years, Mike Parsons passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on January 31, 2021, surrounded by his family and love.
Mike graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas June 1972 and married his high school sweetheart January 1973. They lived in Arlington, Texas the first years of their marriage.
Mike began working at Piggly Wiggly when he was in high school and continued his career as a grocery store manager until 1976.
His dream was to run a western store with his father. This came true when he purchased Morgan Boots’ Oklahoma City store in 1986 where they worked together.
Mike worked in the Western industry for over 35 years. He cherished the many friends he made along the way and missed being a part of the industry when he retired.
Mike enjoyed traveling, motorcycle trips, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He cared deeply for his family and was very proud of his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is lovingly survived by his wife Linda Parsons, daughter Christina Renee Parsons and son in-law Mark Merian, granddaughters Mikayla, Lindsey and Kelsey Merian. Son Michael Shannon Parsons and daughter in-law Amber Parsons, granddaughters Renee and Skylar Parsons. Son Phillip James Parsons and daughter in-law Wendi Parsons, grandsons Kilian Parsons and Denton Sanchez and granddaughter Rylee Sanchez. mother in-law Pat Pittman and step father Noel Pittman and favorite Aunt Delores Cole.
He was preceded in death by his father James E. Parsons, mother Lorene Parsons and sister Pamela Yerby.
A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at:
Simonton Community Church
9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Road)
Simonton, Texas 77476
On February 20th, 2021 at 11am
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