Ricky Paul Parsons, 63, of Olin, N.C., passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer. Ricky was born April 25, 1957, in Ashe County, N.C., to Betty Lou Parsons and the late Douglas Parsons.

Ricky graduated from Beaver Creek High School in 1976. He was a truck driver for most of his life. His last eight years of driving was for Walmart and their transportation fleet. He won numerous awards for his driving and most recently hit 500,000 miles driven.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Jody Lea Parsons; daughter Nicole Canup (Henry); daughter Allison Parsons (Vandie); Sean (Hannah) and Shannan O’Shaughnessy; and daughter Rebecca O’Shaughnessy (Brandon); mother Betty Lou Parsons; brother Tim Parsons (Dawn) and brother Kevin Parsons (Loretta); granddaughter Heather Davis, grandson Eli Marzean, grandson Kolton O’Shaughnessy, granddaughter Stella O’Shaughnessy, granddaughter Athena Wilkinson, granddaughter Lilly O’Shaughnessy, grandson Breyden Young, grandson Conner Miller and granddaughter Layla Miller. Several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Service for Ricky will be held Sunday October 18, 2020, at Yadkin Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Philip Crider and Pastor Tony Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church.The family will receive friends and hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com for the Parsons family.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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