Tiden Parson, Jr. of Wayne

Tilden Parsons, Jr., 75, of Wayne, WV, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Brother Paul Marcum. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne. He was born May 9, 1935 at Stiltner, WV, a son of the late Tilden and Anna Mae Stapleton Parsons. He was a retired truck driver for Star Trucking and was an ordained minister and member of Rush Branch Church. Six sisters, Shelba Jean, Barbara Ann, Billie Jo, Donna Gay, Genevieve and Vesta, two brothers, Alvis Glen and Herman, and a son-in-law, Eddie Skeens, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Janice Toppins Parsons; a daughter, Betty Caruthers and husband, Robert of Hurricane, WV; three grandchildren, Shane Skeens and wife, Angie of Wayne, WV, Joshua Skeens and wife, Julie, and Adam Skeens and wife, Ashley of St. Albans, WV; four great-grandchildren, Christian, Evan, Grace and Parker; three sisters, Mabel Bailey of Davin, WV, Judy Reitmire of New Haven, WV, and Maxine Murphy of Phyllis, KY; a brother, Andrew Parsons of Gallipolis, OH; a special niece, Chasity Skeens Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home.