Wyly Christopher Parsons, of Asheville, passed away on April 1, 2014.
He was born in Florence, AZ, in 1941. He attended both Christ School and the UNC-Chapel Hill. He was an artist and enjoyed painting, photography and graphic art design and recently had an photography exhibit at Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Sally Holtz Parsons and by his mother, Winona Westfall Parsons.
Mr. Parsons is survived by his father, Wyly Parsons, of Prescott, AZ; sister, Jane Mantone, of Phoenix, AZ; as well as three sons, Eric Parsons, of Westminster, CO, Eli Parsons, of Greenville, NC and Nathan Parsons, of Chapel Hill, NC and one daughter, Nicole Edwards, of Pittsboro, NC; and four grandchildren, Corbin Edwards, and Lillian, Natalie, and Grace Parsons.
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A gathering of friends and family to honor his life will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family and the online memorial is available at www.grocefuneral home.com