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William Douglas "Doug" Parsons

October 7, 1950 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 66)

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Memorial Service
September 27, 2017

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
208 Sampson St.
Clinton, NC 28328

September 27, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
208 Sampson St.
Clinton, NC 28328

  The Honorable William Douglas (Doug) Parsons, 66, of 104 Tomahawk Trail, Clinton, died Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

 A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend TR Miller officiating. 

Born on October 7, 1950 in Sampson County, Doug was the son of the late Seth William and Erma Lee Parsons.  He was a practicing attorney for thirty-seven years and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for five years.  He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from Wake Forest University.  He was an Assistant District Attorney, a US Attorney, and A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was also a former member of the NC Courts Commission, Education Training and Standards Commission, and present member of the NC Judicial Standards Commission.  He was awarded Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite, Top 100 Criminal Lawyers, and lectured for the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers.  Doug was a former member of the Board of Trustees of Sampson Community College, a former Commissioner on the NC Wildlife Commission, and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. Doug never met a stranger.  He loved his family, his friends and the people of Sampson County.

He is survived by his wife, Roxanne Parsons; his son, Michael Parsons and wife, Sara of Raleigh, his daughter, Rachael Parsons and Jon of Burlington, his sister, Jo Lee MacLeod and Doug of Blythewood, SC and a grandson, William Cole Parsons.

 The family will receive friends following the service in the church sanctuary and at other times at his residence. 

​In Lieu of Flowers, in Doug's honor,  Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St. Clinton, NC  28328; or to ones favorite charity.

 Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Parsons Family.  

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