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Michael Leo Parsons, Sr.

June 4, 1948 - May 4, 2022

Michael Leo Parsons, Sr., age 73, of Dover, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Born on June 4, 1948 in Darby, PA, he was a son of the late William Leo and Marion (Higgins) Parsons.

Michael was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School in Upper Darby, PA, class of 1967. The following year he enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving overseas in Europe. Michael retired from the Army in 1973 and was a supervisor in the Westing House and Franklin Mint before beginning his career in the United States Postal Service. He worked for over 25 years as a national account manager until his retirement. Michael could often be found cheering on any of the Philadelphia sports teams, but the Eagles and the Phillies were his favorite. Above all else he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy L. Parsons. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy L. Parsons; children, Michael L. Parsons, Jr. (Carol), Shawn J. Parsons (Jessica), Timothy J. Parsons (Jamie), Sarah L. Parsons (Brian), and Kaitlyn T. Rodriguez (Enrique); siblings, William Parsons (Lynn), Marion Lane (Warren), and Suzanne Baker; 17 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online by clicking here or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or online by clicking here.

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  • Our deepest condolences to his whole family. We didn’t know Mike well but he was always a joy to speak with when we did have the opportunity.

  • My deepest condolences on your loss. Mike was a great guy and funny too! Wishing you and your family peace comfort courage and love at this time of sorrow.
    Michele Battista Horowitz

  • Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
    Charlotte and Rick Higgins
    Richard Jr, Michelle L., and Robert T.

  • I was a young girl the last time I saw Mike when I would stop and chat with Uncle Bill and Aunt Mame on my way to the hoagie shop. My thoughts are with all the families as you maneuver through this unexpected loss.

  • It was always a joy being in Mike’s company – whether it was work or fun or a combination of both. Thank you for being a friend Mike

  • Sending thoughts of love and comfort to the family.

  • Sending love, prayers and condolences to the Parsons family.