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Raymond Richard Parsons was born Nov 5, 1919 in Peora, Harrison County, West Virginia, and died Nov 20, 1968 in Farmington, Number 9 Mine Explosion Farmington, West Virginia.
78 miners total were killed in the explosion.
He was buried in Mannington Memorial Park. He married Barbara Louise Pigott about 1946. She was born Oct 28, 1927 in Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia, and died June 6, 1985. She was buried in Mannington Memorial Park.
Children of Raymond Richard Parsons and Barbara Louise Pigott are:
* Kerry Kay Parsons
* Randall Ray Parsons
Randall Ray Parsons was also killed in the explosion. He was already out of the mine, and heard the explosion, and went back to look for his dad.
We Thank God for Blessing us with the short time we had to know and love Raymond and Randall Parsons. Their Presence Has Always Been Missed.
Picture taken in the 1940s.
Submitted by Patricia Doverspike Lamb, niece