RAYMOND L. PARSONS Age 78 of Wellington, FL passed away August 28, 2007. He spent 21 years in the United States Navy traveling the world. He served in Korea and Vietnam. He relocated to Florida from Virginia in 1985 with his beloved wife Victoria.

He enjoyed gardening especially his roses and orchids. He loved people, he was very friendly and outgoing, he enjoyed sending his jokes by e-mail and writing his political opinions to the Palm Beach Post. He made friends wherever he went and will be greatly missed by all.

Raymond is survived by his loving family: wife, Victoria; children, Victoria Casso and Ralph Roberto (Carol); grandchildren, Patricia, Frank and Jennifer; He was also a proud great-grandfather to be; cousin, Jack and Marlene Thorton; nephews, Gary Parsons, Pat Parsons; aunt, Virginia; stepmother, Min Parsons.

A visitation will be held Thursday , August 30, 2007 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Another visitation will take place on Friday, August 31, 2007 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. Dorsey- E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road Lake Worth, FL

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Published in The Palm Beach Post on 8/30/2007.

This is the Captain speaking...
A letter from the Commanding Officer

Those of us who knew Ray aboard RICH or came to know him from USS Rich Ship's Company reunions will remember him as a fun-loving man with a wonderful sense of humor.

As a Radioman Chief Petty Officer, Ray was very technologically savvy with the electronics of the time but wasn't drawn into computers until well into his retirement.  As he mastered the PC he became an aficionado of electronically transmitted humor sending thousands of email messages to appreciative recipients throughout the world.



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