It’s safe to say that all those associated with Donnie Parrott felt a bond of friendship. Thus, the devastating news of his passing has produced deep surges of grief throughout Union County and the surrounding areas.
His stature and smile uplifted, energized, and heartened his family, co-workers and friends. The regional farming community has truly suffered a great loss.
In trying to assimilate my own feelings upon hearing of the death
of Donnie, it plainly came to me that the news left me “thunderstruck” – extremely shocked, completely taken aback, tearfully stunned
and astonished to the point of not being able to speak.
I felt a connection with Donnie which was also experienced by all of you who knew him – that he was one of our very best friends. He allowed us to feel that we were one of the most important people in his life, too. He had his own way of attracting, humoring and charming people around him.
His farm-raised soft-heartedness and northern Union County
integrity and gentility was unmatched.
Donnie woke up last Thursday morning having no inkling that within 24 hours, he would soon be driving “the great John Deere in the sky.” We are gloomy for our forthcoming days, tearful for the void in our hearts, and befuddled about the mystery of life. He leaves a legacy with memories incomparable of most business owners, community leaders, civic volunteers, school supporters,
fair promoters, and quality family men.
There is a time for everything. There is a time to be born and a time to die.
But his death was premature. This mortician critically mourns his death,
for I knew him as one of the best of the best.
To the loves of his life – his wife, Connie, his children, Billy, Sydney and Sawyer, his parents, his sisters and his in-laws – fervent prayers of well-being and peace are extended to you for comfort and in grateful celebration
of his very presence in the lives of us all.