Ray Russell Parsons Jr., 57, of Bemidji, MN, died Saturday, August 8, 2020, at the Cass Lake IHS Hospital in Cass Lake, MN.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. There will be an hour of visitation before the service. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. Ray was born on August 10, 1962, in Bemidji, MN. He was raised and educated in Cass Lake, MN. He attended the Bemidji Vo-Tech and received a Automotive degree. He worked as a Carpenter and was a member of Carpenter’s Union Local 34, until he injured his back. He married Carol Jean Cutbank on March 2, 1984, in Bemidji, MN He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, riding motorcycle, spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He loved telling jokes, reading the Bible, and spreading the word of God. He is survived by: Wife, Carol Parsons of Bemidji, MN, Children, Daisy (Terry) Snetsinger of Bagley, MN, Ray Parsons III of Bemidji, MN, Jacob Parsons of Bemidji, MN, Bo Parsons of Bemidji, MN, Matthew Parsons of Bemidji, MN, Elizabeth (Douglas) Bohnenkamp of Webster, SD, Betty (Chris Wright) Parsons, Brenda (Mikey) Parsons, Serena Parsons, Alex Parsons, Mother, Janice Parsons, Sisters, Cindy Betts, Brenda Wolf, Cheryl Saaristo, Grandchildren, Kyla, Katana, Lane, Brooklyn, Chris, Leo, Aaliyah, Ash, and Asher.He was preceded in death by his father Ray Parsons Sr., and his grandparents Harry and Bertha Braman.
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