Gary Parsons

Gary William Parsons was born June 18, 1957 in Hot Springs, S.D., to Greer and Marcella Parsons.
Gary grew up in Custer, S.D., and graduated from Custer High School in 1975.
After graduating High school he worked at Red Owl and Piggly Wiggly stores in Custer, Safeway in Sheridan, Wyo.,  and again at Piggly Wiggly in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, S.D., as the manager.
The opportunity to strike out on his own in the grocery business presented itself in 1981 in Bowman, N.D. He owned and operated Gary’s Jack & Jill for 35 years.
Gary was dedicated to his work and family members. He loved the city of Bowman and all his customers and friends. He also enjoyed hiking, caring for pets and observing all animals.
Gary passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bowman Jan. 14, 2024. He was 66.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; and his special friend of 40 years, Randi Sue Woeppel;
Gary is survived by his brothers, Ron Parsons, David Parsons and Bill Parsons; his sister, Linda Davis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gary will be truly missed by family and friends.
Graveside services for Gary will be Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Custer City Cemetery.
A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at a later date at the Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Home Chapel of Bowman.
In lieu of flowers, Gary’s family asks that his friends, patrons and customers consider a generous donation to Meowser’s Cat Rescue, PO Box 114, Bowman, ND, 58623.

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