Funeral services for Newell Burl Parsons will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Heartland Funeral Chapel in Early. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Today at Heartland Funeral Home.

Mr. Parsons passed away Thursday in Brownwood.

He was born Jan. 5, 1924 in Coleman to Frank and Lou Cupps Parsons. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. building many state parks and other construction projects. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII, stationed in Italy. He was a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.

Newell loved to fish, sit on the porch, and take road trips. He was a lifetime resident of Brown County.

On Jan. 14, 1943 he and Edith Goodgion were married in Brown County. She was the love of his life.

He is survived by three sons, Troy Parsons, Ricky Parsons, and Ivan Parsons, all of Brownwood; his daughter-in-law, Linda Parsons of Bangs; two sisters, Muriell Lappe of Brownwood and Dorothy Goodgion of Lake Brownwood;1 0 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; several sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Parsons; his parents; one son, Kenneth Parsons; one grandson, Kent Parsons; one sister; and five brothers.

Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.