Bob Allen Parsons, 60, of Leavenworth, died Friday morning Aug. 24, 2012, in a traffic accident while traveling to work. He was born Nov. 8, 1951, the son of Robert and Violet (Sparks) Parsons.
On Dec. 5, 1998, he married Barbara Laura in Leavenworth, she survives at the home. He is also survived by his children, Tammy (Kevin) Meyers of Tracy, Mo., Bob Allen (Teresa) Parsons II of Kansas City, Mo., Tina (Jacob) Baker of Leavenworth, Josh (Lucy) Malsom of Leavenworth, Tyra Parsons and Phelan Parsons both of the home; his grandchildren, Chandler, Gracie, Kelly, Katlyn, Haley, Zach, Ally and Tripp; his parents; a great-grandchild that is on the way and a large extended family.
He always made everyone laugh. “Papa Bob” loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, collecting miniature trains and most of all coaching his children and watching sports with his grandchildren. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggest to the funeral home.