Toby Parsons, 70, of McPherson, passed away at 4:28 a.m., Jan. 18, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Angel Arms.

Toby was born in Talmage, Kansas on Dec. 23, 1947, a son of Margaret Louise (Ginavan) and William Henry Parsons.

Toby attended McPherson grade school and McPherson High School, McPherson.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

Through the years Toby worked for McPherson Concrete as a silo builder, CertainTeed Cooperation in the maintenance department and started at Johns Manville in the maintenance department and worked from 1974 until he retired in 2014.

Toby was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715.

Toby enjoyed crop touring, fishing, spending time with family especially his grandkids and being with his friends.

Toby Parsons was united in marriage to Carolyn Sue Johnson on Jan. 14, 1966 at McPherson.

He is survived by his children Todd Parsons and wife Shannan, of McPherson, and Clover Parsons, of McPherson; his siblings Roy Parsons and wife Connie, of Waynesville, North Carolina, Joe Parsons, of Moscow, Texas and Patty Hindman and husband John, of Hutchinson; his grandchildren, Cody Parsons, Cloe Parsons, Caylee Elliott and Clayton Elliott.

Toby was preceded in death by his parents and Carolyn Parsons.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, McPherson, with the Rev. Darren Frazier officiating.

Burial will be held at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 2715 and the American Legion Post 24 of McPherson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 2715 and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, Kansas 67460.