In Loving Memory

Harold Lynn Parsons, d. Jan. 19, 2014



In Loving Memory

November 3, 1939 – January 19, 2014

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Harold “Hal” Lynn Parsons, age 74, of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away in his home Sunday morning, January 19, 2014. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was survived by his wife Mary Ellen Strike Parsons, his three children, Perry Lynn (Susan) Parsons, Teresa Suzanne Parsons Small, and Amy Lynette (Dennis) Parsons Sherrin. His grandchildren are Meagan Parsons, Harry Parsons, Sam Parsons, Kyle Sherrin, William Small, and Kody Sherrin.
Hal was child of God and volunteered in both the church and community. “Happy Hal” always had a smile on his face and brought laughter to any room he was in. While managing Hal’s Old Fashion Service on N. Section St. in Fairhope, he had the opportunity to get to know many of his friends. He was a great family man and a super “Bompa.” He will missed by his family, friends, his grand dogs and grand cats.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 10am followed by the celebration of life at 11am, at Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making offerings to the Fairhope United Methodist Church, the Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 626, Fairhope, AL 36533, or the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute of Fairhope, 300 Alumni Drive, Mobile, AL 36688. Notes of condolence may be made at Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. ann hopf

    Dear Mary, Amy, Perry and Teresa,
    You and your families are in my prayers and will be especially tomorrow. I’m sorry we’ll be unable to go to Hal’s funeral as we’re scheduled to be at John’s in Tennessee and leaving today,. We won’t be home until early next week. Your family is one of my favorite ones, two generations (!) and I know Hal was a wonderful father and husband.
    Ann Hopf

  2. Stan Strike

    Regret that we did not get to Fairhope sooner so Hal could give us the Grand Tour. From our 1st meeting in Kokamo to Alabama to Florida and his trips to Iowa, I got to really know Hal and regarded him as an older brother rather than a brother-in-law. He was there when I needed him- from driving me to Cresco to get my driver’s license (after failing it locally) to lending me car for a date (oldsmobile with green dash lites) to golf tips to stories about my dad. We laughed and played and never a wasted moment with our Happy Hal.
    Kay and I will try to schedule a Fall trip to see Hal’s family. Will look forward to Hal’s guidance in my thoughts forever hereafter. Stan


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