A man of God and leader in the community, Lonny Parson passed away Wednesday surrounded by his loving family and friends following a long and courageous battle at Medical City Plano.
Born in Direct, Lonny graduated from North Lamar ISD in 1993 and began his trucking career – later owning his own business LoPar Trucking with his loving wife, Linsey.
In 2006, he began preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, first serving at Powderly Baptist Church and later Faithway Country Church, Victory Baptist Church and finally Honey Grove Cowboy Church.
Through his fight with an Aortic dissection, Linsey said the family never lost their faith in God.
“We don’t believe you can lose your faith if you truly have it,” she said. “Lonny and our family have been surrounded by our brothers and sisters in Christ every moment of this journey. That, along with the overwhelming grace, love, mercy, and peace of our Savior, is what helps us.”
Linsey said Lonny lived by his motto of “Always be ready – you’re never guaranteed another moment.”
Linsey said she hopes those who loved him remember his fierce love for Jesus and his family.
“The fact that he never changed who he was under any circumstance, he just was the same man – steady and true – who treated everyone with kindness and without judgment of where they were in life,” she said.
She also said she wants those who may be sad about his passing to know that he won.
“He would say he won,” she said. “It’s not goodbye, but see you later. Human nature makes us feel pain and anger, and that’s perfectly OK. Remember this life is only a short part of eternity and make sure you have your trust in Jesus – a real relationship with Him.”
A service in his honor will be at Love Civic Center at 4 p.m. on Sunday with David Darby, Wade White, Ethan Nicholson and D.J. Harris officiating.
To leave a message or tribute for the family, please visit brighthollandfuneralhome.com.