Russell Mace Parsons, 78, a resident of Parsons, passed from this life Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Barbour County in Belington.
Russell was born on Friday, September 25, 1942, a son of the late Homer M. Parsons, Sr. and stepmother, Eva Mae Parsons and Martha Marie Perkins Parsons Trader and stepfather, Charles Chuck Trader. He was never married.
Left to cherish Russell’s memory are his two sisters, Wanda Trader, with whom he had made his home for many years, and Chrystle Rose and husband, Harold, a brother, Homer Parsons and wife Linda, stepbrothers and stepsisters, Jackson Helmick, James Helmick and wife, Stacy, Keith Helmick and wife, TC, Diana Logan, Richard Trader and wife, Les, Patty Potter and husband, Lee. Russell was the favorite uncle to Charlie Trader and wife, Kristin, April Bodkin and husband, Rick, Shane Bodkin and companion, Savannah Carr, Kaitlyn Bodkin and companion, Ricky Simmons, Miranda Trader Maxwell, and Gideon Nash. Russell’s extended family included many other nieces and nephews, his Nazarene Church family, his Stoney Glenn Camp family, and his Good Samaritan family.
Preceding Russell in death were Homer F. Parsons, Charles Fred Trader, Dale Helmick, Ralph Helmick, Henritta Kinney, Melody “Micki” Micsky, Darlene Tupts, and Billy Trader.
Russell attended the schools of Taylor County and had worked for Albie Homes in Niles, OH. He had attended Christian Crusade Camp in Madison, OH for twenty-two years. He was named Baseball Coach of the Year for Tucker County Little League five times and was an avid WVU Mountaineer fan and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a member of Parsons Church of the Nazarene.
Visitation was held at the Parsons Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held from the church followed. The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Stephen High and the staff of Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Russell Mace Parsons. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.