American Veteran 01

Robert Roosevelt Parson

1932 ~ 2022 (age 89)


Rev. Robert Roosevelt Parson, 89, of Scottsville, departed this life on Sunday, June 19, 2022—Father’s Day.

 He was an excellent father, husband, and business owner. Born December 15, 1932, in Buckingham County, to the late Mattie (Patterson) Parson and Willie Oscar Parson.

Rev. Parson graduated in 1951 from Buckingham Training School in Dillwyn. Afterward, he enlisted in the Air Force. During his military service, he accepted Jesus as Lord of his life. Later he was called to ministry. He received his ministry training from Washington Bible College. He founded Community Baptist Church in 1972. He was quietly instrumental in the fight for civil rights in Buckingham County schools.

He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife of 51 years, Lular Moore Parson; his second wife of 6 years, Joy Renée Russell Parson; seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Emma (Frank) Boddie, William (Gwen Gray), Clarence (Natalie), Bernard (Vernell), Roland (Lorice) and Walter (Jackie).

Left behind to cherish his memory are his four daughters, Melody Day (Philip) of Charlottesville, VA,  Monica Parson of Lynchburg, VA, Merisa Davis (Marc) of Lilburn, GA and Martika Gartman, (Randy) of Westmont, Illinois; one son, Robert Mark Parson (Rhonda) of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Charissa Joy Davis and Marc Isaac Davis; a sister, Dora Thomas (Ernest) of Washington, DC; a brother in-law, Lawrence Russell (Jean); along with a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends—especially Evelyn and Willis Jones of Keene, Virginia.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 25 th from 12:30 to 1:45PM at the Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville, with funeral services following at 2PM. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 6456 Esmont Rd in Keene VA.

For those who are unable to attend the service, below is a link to join us via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 770 373 7722 Passcode: 062522

Family and friends may share memories at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Roosevelt Parson, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Scottsville Location

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


24 Hour Viewing
June 25, 2022

12:30 PM
Thacker Brothers Funeral Home (Scottsville)

Funeral Service
June 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Funeral Home (Scottsville)

© 2022 Thacker Brothers Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility