Robert Parsons

Obituary of Robert Parsons

Robert E. "Bob" Parsons, 81, of Pocomoke City, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Salisbury Rehab and Nursing Center.  Born on October 8, 1936 in Accomac, VA, he was a son of the late Asher and Ruth Saunders Parsons.

Bob was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City, MD, having served as a Deacon and on the security committee. He was an avid sportsman all through high school and in the Army. In later years he loved golf and reading.

Following his service in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1955 to 1958, Bob worked as a contract project manager for NASA for over 30 years. 

Bob is survived by his son, Mark E. Parsons of Pocomoke City, MD; his twin brother, Donald S. (Elsie) Parsons of Salisbury, MD; one sister, Rosa Bean of Salisbury, MD; and a large extended family including, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Oneida Marriner Parsons; two sisters, Alice Johns and Dorothy Parks; and one brother, Ralph Parsons.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Noon in the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City, MD, where family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Pastor Wayne Ayer will officiate.  Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 204 Fourth Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.  To send condolences to the family, please visit