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(Sep 09, 2012)

JOSHUA RYAN PARSONS "Josh," 25, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012. He was born November 13, 1986, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his great grandmothers, Charity Davis Cardwell, Belva Parsons and Dorothy Lester; his grand-parents, Ronald and Phyllis Parsons; his grandfather, Norris Adkins; and his uncle, Randy Parsons. He is survived by his loving parents Alvin and Dawnetta Adkins Parsons; his brother and best friend Jarred Parsons; grandmother Dottie Adkins; uncles Richie (Tammy) Parsons, Chris (Charity) Adkins of Branchland; aunts Tonya (Eddie) Roush, Amanda (Larry) Turner of West Jefferson, Ohio; and also his girlfriend Brianna Black and her two daughters Abby and Mia of Barboursville. He was a 2005 graduate of Cabell Midland High School. Josh loved hunting, fishing and the Cincinnati Bengals (Who Dey!). His passion was boxing, and one of his biggest accomplishments was qualifying as one of the finalists for the 2008 Olympic boxing team. A special thank you to Grandell Childers, his coach for 15 years. Josh will be dearly missed by a host of family and friends who loved him very much. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. David Cardwell and Rev. Carlos Gibson. Burial will be in Parsons Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

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