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Forrest G. "Jerry" Parsons, Jr.

Forrest G. "Jerry" Parsons, Jr.
  • June 9, 1962 - October 13, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    8450 N. 43rd Street
    Augusta, MI 49012
  • American Red Cross- Calhoun County Chapter
    14600 Beadle Lake Road
    Battle Creek, MI 49014

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“Forest will be missed and remembered,we were friends in school and work. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff Miller - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our hearts are very sad to hear of Jerry's passing. I will always remember working with him for many years at the Balloon show, always willing to...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Marsha Porter - Battle Creek, MI

“Barb, So very sorry to read of Jerry's sudden passing. He was one of my favorite people to know and I will always have such fond memories of...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Marcie & Clyde Reynolds - MI

“We just knew Jerry from BCPA Alumni but remember him as very friendly and nice person. Barb, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: GARY CONVERSE - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“So sorry , barb to heat about your som. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Gallant - Battle creek, MI

“So Sorry to hear of Jerry's sudden passing. Always enjoyed working with him at the Balloon Festival. I will never forget his willingness to do...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Fast - Burlington, MI

“Prayers and Condolences to Forrest's family and friends. Peace to you all. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Therron Kokales - Kalamazoo, MI

“The team at Adient will never forget you. I will pray for Jerry as he prayed for me. May God give him eternal rest... ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Derrick Gordon - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jerry, I will always remember you as a very kind and warm person. You simply gave the best hugs and always had the biggest smile. Rest in Peace, my...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Petra Armstrong - Louisville, KY

“I'm so very sorry for your loss!! Forest was a wonderful co-worker!! He always had a smile and a helping hand for everyone around him!! He will be...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Wendy Gates - Battle Creek, MI

“Please accept our sincere condolences. He was loved and will be greatly missed. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Kat and Rich Stormer - burlington, MI

“Jerry even though we hadn't seen each other for over thirty years when I found you on facebook you quickly accepted my friends request and when I...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ted Brisbin - New Hope, MN

“So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a great man and will be hugely missed. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Gary & Julie Riegel - MI - Friend

“He was one of the kindest man I knew. Always the first to help anyone at anytime. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Him and I were the...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Richey - Battle Creek, MI

“I can't possibly extend how shocked and sorry I feel. Your in my prayers. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dolores Parsons - Mesa, AZ

“You will always be in my heart and my prayers. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Marla Harris - Clarksville, TN


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Forrest G. "Jerry" Parsons, Jr. of Battle Creek, MI

Jerry, age 57, died unexpectedly after suffering an apparent heart attack on Sunday evening, October 13, 2019 at his residence.

Jerry, the son of Forrest G. Parsons, Sr. & Barbara L. Henderson, was born in Battle Creek on June 9, 1962; was a lifetime resident and a 1980 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. He had been employed at the Y Center; Te-Khi Truck Stop; Denso for 18 years and was currently employed at Adient, Inc. (formerly Johnson Controls) of Battle Creek since the first of the year as a fork lift operator. Jerry was known to take his vacation time during the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show (Balloon Festival) to assist where needed and volunteered to help anywhere and anytime especially at the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center of Augusta, MI and the American Red Cross, to name just a few. He was an avid Star Trek enthusiast and collector.

Jerry is survived by his father and step-mother, Forrest and Carol Parsons of Bellevue, MI; his mother, Barb Parsons of Battle Creek; brothers, Thomas D. (Tina) Parsons of Bellevue and Daniel S. (Angela) Parsons of Delton, MI; step-sisters, Tracey (Rod) Moskun of Bellevue and Marla (Larry) Harris of Clarksville, TN; step-brother, Herb (Carol) Dekorte of Carmichael, CA and many nieces & nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by all his grandparents and his step-sister, Holly Dekorte of Battle Creek.

Jerry's family will greet friends on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. The Memorial Service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with the Steve S. Olmstead, Pastor of the Pleasantview Family Church of Dowling, MI, officiating. Family and friends will continue Jerry's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the service at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Social Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry's honor may be directed to the American Red Cross, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, American Heart Association or the Battle Creek Community Foundation-Shop for a Battle Creek Cop.