American Patriotic 11

Kenneth Wayne Parsons

October 12, 1949 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 72)


Kenneth (Ken) Wayne Parsons, Sr. departed this world and headed to the Great White North, eh, on March 27, 2022, at the age of 72.

Ken is survived by his wife, Peggy Parsons, children Kenneth Parsons, Jr., Jeffrey Parsons, Adrian French, and Beth Parsons, as well as 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, sister, Valerie Bainbridge, brothers, George and Robert Parsons, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George M. Parsons and Virginia Dean, brother Dwight Parsons and son Benjamin K. Parsons.

Ken was born on October 12, 1949, in Phoenixville, PA. He graduated from Spring Ford H.S. in 1967. He served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971 but did not re-enlist after realizing he didn't like being told what to do. He became a plumber and worked for several different companies before realizing, once again, he didn't like being told what to do. Ken, with the help of his wife, Peg, became a business owner and never looked back. He owned a Go-Kart track in Linfield, designed and built race car chassis and bodies, sold race car parts, and was a race car driver, as well. Ken eventually pursued a life-long goal and bought a bar, The Indian Fort Inn, in Hamburg, which became a favorite local hangout for many people. 

Ken was a trivia master, with more useless knowledge than Cliff Clavin, and could not be beat at Trivial Pursuit. He loved to sing songs from The Doors, Queen and many more, but out of key, and usually with the wrong lyrics. He spent far too much time trying to find creative new ways to get people to pull his finger, including faking a dislocated shoulder (and yes, we fell for it almost every time). Ken was an ordained minister and even signed the marriage certificate for his son Ken Jr's second wedding. He was politically passionate, which landed him in Facebook jail many, many times. To his children, he truly was Superman. No matter what happened to him, it was "just a flesh wound". He was kind, funny, the hardest worker, a great husband and father, and he will be missed by all. 

There will be a gathering to celebrate his life on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Keystone Firehouse in Boyertown. If you have any photos or memorabilia, please bring it along.

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