On May 2nd, 2021 Raymond Eugene Parsons (89) went to be with the Lord. He was a proud Wyoming native with strong ties to The Sandbar history of Casper Wyoming. “Gene” spent his youth hauling and delivering ice around town but grew into a man that could warm any room. Living life to the fullest was Gene’s sport, along with boxing, billiards, cards, and golf. He traveled the world through his military service (Army-Korea) and while refereeing for USA Boxing and the Olympic trials. Later in life the world traveled to him when he became an iconic cowboy figure for tourists visiting the family ranches. He would outwork ranch hands half his age and get double the amount of laughs from anyone within earshot. He was a proud and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and an inspiration to those fortunate enough to meet him.
He was preceded in death by Beverly Ann Parsons (wife), Glenn and Alta Parsons (parents), and Millie Parsons (step-mother). He is survived by Debbie Carlton (daughter) and Chris Starr, John (son) and Jamie Parsons, Eric and Julie Carlton, Chad and Crystal Carlton, Nicholas and Alexsis Starr, and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Boys & Girls Club of Casper, 1701 E K St, Casper, WY 82601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.
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