Marvin Parsons

Marvin Allen Parsons

Friday, December 9th, 1938 - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Marvin Parsons, 80, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 9, 1938, in Roanoke, Va. to the late Arthur C. and Irene Webb Parsons.
Marvin’s love and passion for music were well known throughout the region and beyond. As founder and faithful owner of the Dominion Trio for over 50 years, he and the group helped spread the gospel to many through their singing ministry. For a couple of years, he also assisted Sego Brothers and Naomi as their bass singer. When he wasn’t traveling, you may have heard Marvin on WKBA Christian radio, as he DJ’d for them for over 14 years. Marvin was certainly a man of many talents and truly enjoyed being self-employed. He was the original owner and operator of B&C Exterminators in Vinton and also of Marvin’s Handi-Houses. Above all, Marvin will be remembered as a man who loved his Lord, his family, and his neighbor. He never met a stranger and will be missed!
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Stanley, June Lindholm, and Norma Cleary.
Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his wife of 41 years, Nora Parsons; sons, Bradly Parsons of Salem and Marvin Parsons of Florida; daughter, Misty Berner of Florida; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; loving brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Andrew and Pat Draughn; loving niece, Diane McCroskey; buddies and friends, Gary Gillespie, Don Tinsley, Jack and Betty Saul, and many more who came by to offer their love and support!
Much love and thanks to our neighbors, Ms. Ruth Stump and Bobby Kenrick; our Pastor Steve Parker and family at Living Well Church of the Nazarene; longtime friend and business partner, Tim Meeker; and Heartland Hospice of Roanoke, for all of the love and support given to Marvin and his family throughout the years and during his time of illness.
A gospel concert and celebration of Marvin’s life will be conducted on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Living Well Church of the Nazarene in Salem, Va. with Pastor Steve Parker officiating. Jonathan Buckner & Chosen Roads, along with Dominion Trio will perform.
The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be private.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Living Well Church of the Nazarene
    4335 West Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 7:00pm
    Living Well Church of the Nazarene
    4335 West Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Steve Parker


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Sharon Chadwick

Posted at 11:35am
To Nora Parsons and family, i will be in prayer for this journey - much love to you, Sharon Hess-Chadwick

Betty Anderson

Posted at 12:30pm
Marvin was a great man and friend to everyone he knew. Always so helpful and before he became ill was always so much fun to be around. He had a beautiful smilee. He will always be loved by many

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Kimberly Saunders

Posted at 04:31pm
Marvin was a wonderful godly man. He touched countless lives through his music, testimony and friendships. We can take comfort in knowing he's with our Lord and Savior and we'll see again one day.

Butch Cooner

Posted at 06:34pm
Marvin Was Good Man He Will Be Missed

Debbie Petry

Posted at 01:42pm
The Lordsmen want to send our live and prayers to Nora and family. We loved singing with Marvin and our children could not wait to see what Marvin would be selling on his table. Je had a heart of gold and my kids always managed to get something from him. Their favorite thing was the jumping frog and our daughter got the lighted up rose. My children were always happy from the things Marvin gave them. They were such a beautiful couple and loved singing for the Lord. I.also remember Marvin borrowing our vehicle at Mt Nebo so he could golf, not sure if he was any good but he was good at being our friend. Marvin sing on buddy and someday we will all meet again. Nora we love you and we know you will be strong in the days to come because.God will carry you. Love you The Lordsmen

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