Jack Frank Parslow
December 11, 1942-April 17, 2020
Jack F. Parslow died peacefully in on April 17, 2020 in North Dinwiddie, Virginia at the age of 77.
Jack is survived by his partner Hazel Hudson, sister Beverly Sizinski, step-children Terry(Wendy), Samantha (Scott, William, and Maddox), Richard, Susan (Peggy, Dawn, Shawn, Chris, and Cody), Dave (Sarah), Lee (Stephanie), and Tanya (Jessica, Amanda, and Brianna). He is preceded in death by loving wife June Barrett, parents Harry Parslow and Dorothy Foley, brothers Robert and Billy, sisters Dorothy, Barbara, and Jean (Bobby, Steven, and Tammy)
Jack was born on December 11, 1942 in Pittsfield, Ma where he had many happy memories growing up with his brothers and sisters. After graduating high school, he worked for the AMP and he joined the United States Army and spent 10 memorable years with wonderful friends. After being honorably discharged from the Army he landed in the central Virginia area where he again worked for the AMP and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs. His passions were his rebuilding and showing off his antique cars and raising two generations of children and they are his legacy.
A small celebration of life service is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7212 Boydton Plank Road, North Dinwiddie, Virginia. In lieu of flowers please donate in Jack’s name to Department of Veterans Affairs.
Papa Jack was a man like no other I have ever known. He touched so many peoples lives in so many ways. I will miss him greatly everyday. Only father figure I ever really knew. I can’t wait til I see him again and we eat some chili mac and watch wrestling. I love you papa til the end of the earth.
My papa was my hero. I loved him like he was my dad which he kinda was. He helped me and my sister out whenever we needed something or anything. He would take us to the hostess bakery store there over by the Veterans hospital. We went and visited him almost everyday at that hospital
Sorry as Papa’s 1st granddaughter I had to at least be the 2nd to comment should have been 1st. Lol lil sis love you. Papa always made us the best goulash.’ We were spoiled rotten by him. He bought me my first car which I blew up cause I was only 18 and didn’t know I was suppose to put water in the radiator lol. I loved my papa dearly. I am PaPa Jack that I wasn’t around the last few years. Life just got in the way working taken care of the kids. I love you and I will miss you more than I can imagine truly the 2nd worst thing to happen. I love you Papa Jack. The kids and Paul love you too especially Pai.
Jack was my father just a few years after my own had died. It became very obvious that he was going to forever be my mother’s biggest fan and only true love. For me, he was a blessing. He saw the better side of every situation so as the seam of my skirt ripped apart during my college graduation, it was Jack who reminded me that it would make the day memorable as he walked in front of me to the car. He was there for both births of my children and was the ear I needed when my first marriage ended. He made my tears laughter as he built me back up from where I’d fallen. My hero when my house flooded and when I needed to learn how to dig a french drain or change a tire. He was always there to share in my life and to make me remember that life is short so be happy. He never needed anything, the selfless soul with a smile and a joke to share. My mother’s last breaths were taken with him on her dream trip in Hawaii and she went to sleep in his arms with a promise that he would be with her again. That time has come and I know they are both smiling on us all.
I am sorry for all of you that you have lost such a precious man. He was our neighbor and I began to babysit and they were all like my second family. When my dad was at the VA hospital with cancer and other things before that heart surgeries he would always go back and check on dad he would bring him in coffee and sodas and visit we will never forget him he was a very loving and giving man to all he had such a big heart I am sure he will be missed by so many people lives that he touch God bless you all I pray you will feel God‘s loving arms around you to comfort you during this difficult time.
I worked with Jack for many years at McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond. He was a very dedicated and kind person. I know he will be sorely missed by all that knew him. May God have Mercy on his soul and give him eternal rest.
I have life long loving memories of my Uncle Jack and I am thankful and appreciative for the times in my life that I got to share with him.
We had lost touch over the last decade, but sometimes that’s how life goes. I will miss him, I will miss the fact that at any given time I could picture him in VA working on his cars or everyone else’s fir that matter. We shared the same sense of humor and sometimes it made for a long vacation. LOL..
Love you Uncle Jack.. RIP.
Jack was the best big brother that I ever had. I will miss him acutely.