Randy Parsons went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 5, 2021. A Celebration of Life was held at 1:30 PM Monday, August 9, at First Baptist Church of Lubbock. We invite you to visit www.memorialdesigners.net to view the recorded service, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.
Randy was born in Waxahachie, Texas on December 10, 1935, to T.C. Parsons and Graham Armstrong Parsons. He graduated from Waxahachie High School, Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Randy's career was dedicated to church music as he served churches in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. The last fourteen years of ministry was at Trinity Baptist Church in Lubbock. When able to go back to work after a liver transplant, he served as adjunct professor in church administration and academic advisor at Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock campus.
Randy loved working with sanctuary choirs, youth choirs, and ensembles. He sang with the Singing Men of Texas and traveled with the group on concert tours in Brazil and Australia and performed at the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
On August 26, 1958, Randy married Myrna Darden in Lorenzo.
He is survived by his wife, son, Matt (Teresa) of Eugene, OR; daughter Pam Ketelboeter (Randy) of Murrieta, CA; brother John Parsons (Claudia) of Waxahachie, TX; sister-in-law Mary Mathieson (Price) of Abilene, TX; sister-in-law Bobbie Eaker (Allen) of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law Robert Lockwood (Sharon) of Lorenzo; nephews Ron and Mark Lockwood, and niece Pam Lockwood Cooke. Grandchildren include Morgan and Brandon Parsons, Taylor and Ryan Ketelboeter.
Randy was predeceased by his parents; sister, Jeannine Bullion; Myrna's parents, Theady and Verna Darden; and sister-in-law, Betty Darden Lockwood.
Memorials may be sent to: Baylor University Gift Office, Lubbock Area Endowed Scholarship (Account 478SEJX) One Bear Place, Box 97050, Waco TX, 76798.
Posted online on August 06, 2021