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September 19, 2018

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Ivan D. Parsons, 92

FULTON, NY – Ivan D. Parsons, 92, of Volney, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

Ivan D. Parsons

Ivan D. Parsons

A native of New Haven, he was a life resident of the Volney area.

Ivan retired in 1986 as supervisor of mobile equipment at Alcan Aluminum Company in Oswego after 20 years.

He had previously worked at Thompson & Johnson Equipment Company in Syracuse and Armstrong in Fulton.

Ivan served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and Mount Pleasant Grange #349.

Ivan enjoyed automobiles and built a 1923 Ford Model T Depot Hack from parts. He was a member of the Oneida Lake Region Car Club and Pathfinder Car Club.

He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Fern Rice Parsons of Volney; three daughters, Colleen Scott, Laurie (Craig) Nelson and Diane (Joseph) Baldwin all of Volney; son-in-law, Charles Smart; grandchildren, Christopher Smart, Jamie McCarrison, Peter Scott, Coral Jablonsky, Craig Smart, Michelle Nelson, Joseph Baldwin II, Christy Billings, Justin and Jordon Baldwin; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Bernice) Parsons; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Claudia Smart, in 2008; and by three brothers.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton, with services to follow at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to the church or Mount Pleasant Grange #349, 2825 County Route 45, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



5 Responses “Ivan D. Parsons, 92”

  1. Bob & Jackie Coon
    April 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Fern and Family, Bob and I are very sorry to hear about the passing of Ivan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time in life. Ivan was a very nice man. We always enjoyed speaking with him when we went to the Mt. Pleasant Grange to eat.

  2. Karen Howard Riesett
    April 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I am so sorry for this loss. He was always pleasant at Church. My condolences to all who had the blessing to know him, especially you, Fern. God Bless you. <3

  3. Curtis
    April 16, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Fern, Colleen, Laurie, Diane Sincere Condolences. Ivan always took time for us kids at the store, always enjoyed seeing him drive his model T. Denny and Christine Myers.

  4. John Walsh
    April 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Fern and family…sincere belated condolences on Ivan’s passing. I will miss my conversations with him each year while visiting family graves across the road. He would recall knowing my Dad in High School and many of my Mom’s family as well. May God Bless you and comfort you. John Walsh (Jack & Emma Rowley Walsh)

  5. Gary & Stacey Smith
    April 27, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Dear Fern and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. He was a gentle soul and we sure do remember all the great times we had with you both with our old Model Ts. I’m sure my Mom & Dad gave him a great welcome. May he rest in peace. All God’s blessings and comfort be upon you all.
    Gary & Stacey Smith
    Sahuarita, AZ

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