WEDGEFIELD - Thomas Harvey Parsons, 77, husband of Carolyn Goodson Parsons, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his home.

Born July 12, 1942, in Danville, Virginia, he was a son of the late Claude Irvin Parsons and Janie Riddle Parsons. He was a member of Wedgefield Baptist Church and retired from Volvo Heavy Truck Corp. in Dublin, Virginia. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years; two children, Randy Allen Parsons (Connie) of Salem, Virginia, and Charles B. Parsons (Sheri) of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Jared Parsons (Rebecca), Christopher S. Parsons (Kayla), Caitlin C. Parsons, Dana Marie Johnson (Matthew), Kaylee N. Parsons, James D. Phillippi (Lauren) and Douglas R. Phillippi; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia P. Goodson (Ronald) of Iron Station, North Carolina, and Earline P. Grant (Herman) of Danville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew B. Parsons; and two brothers, Aubrey G. Parsons and Laverne T. Parsons.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wedgefield Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Paul Goff officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to Wedgefield Baptist Church, P.O. Box 265, Wedgefield, SC 29168.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.