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Alvin P Parsley Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1940 - 2024

Alvin P ParsleyAlvin “Al” Parsley, 83, of Wheelersburg, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at his surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Warfield Kentucky, Al was the son of Paul and Gladys (Kirk) Parsley. After high school, Al moved to Columbus, Ohio and a few years later married his loving wife of 63 years, Becky (Blankenship) Parsley. Al had a forty-three-year career working for the McDonalds Corporation and had the privilege of working directly with Fred Turner and the founder, Ray Kroc. Al went on to become a franchisee owner of McDonalds restaurants in the Scioto County area where he ingrained himself in the community, his family, and his faith. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Al is survived by his wife, Becky Parsley; his children, Bruce (Deanna) Parsley and Terri (Barry) Bragdon; grandchildren, Brooke Bragdon, Drew (Emily) Parsley, Camron (Megan) Parsley, and Nicolas Parsley; great grandchildren, Alexandria “Brown Eyes” Parsley, Braelyn Daniel, Alyssa Wyatt, Alyvia Wyatt, Bronson Carpenter, and Boston Carpenter; siblings, Lowell (Barb) Parsley, Raymond (Libby) Parsley, Pauletta (Jim) Bartrum, Morris (Sueellen) Parsley, and Glenna (Tony) Michael; and preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Nichole Bragdon.

Memorial services will be held Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church in Wheelersburg with Pastor Bryan White officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the church beginning at 11:00 am. The interment immediately following at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, 711 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 12 condolences.

Barbara K. Pinson
Thursday June 27, 2024 at 11:58 AM

I was so sorry to hear about AL today.Just it in the Scioto Voice. Thinking of the family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Kale Maillet
Wednesday June 26, 2024 at 2:52 PM

Al was my first boss. He hired me to work at the first McDonald’s in Portsmouth before it was built. We went to Chillicothe to work till the store in Portsmouth was open. . I remember Al making Bruce coming in to work , he was just a kid. Al was a great boss and he was always so good to me. RIP Al, I’m sure you’ll be building McDonald’s in Heaven. Prayers to Your family.
Larry & Mary Cline
Friday June 21, 2024 at 8:22 PM

Becky, so sorry to learn about Alvin. He was a dear friend and classmate. Just learned about his passing today. We will miss and always cherish the fellowship we enjoyed together. You are in our prayers, love you.
Jeff "Monty" Towell
Friday June 21, 2024 at 5:47 PM

I worked with Al at McDonald's, he was a great mentor and friend, I will miss him greatly. Thank you Al for all the wonderful memories.
Robin Sumner-Aleman
Friday June 21, 2024 at 3:59 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers from my family to yours. A lifetime of memories isn't enough. Al and my dad are talking about the "old" days in Heaven and laughing it up. I remember in college doing a project on starting a McDonald's franchise and Al was more than happy to tell me the entire process. He was like a kid explaining every detail. I know he will be missed but I also know he is rejoicing in Heaven. - Robin, Nevaeh and Donna
Phyllis G Holsinger
Thursday June 20, 2024 at 8:57 PM

Gracious thanks to bringing McDonalds to the Burg. My prayers for his surviving family. I will remember he always had a smile.
Theresa Suehr
Thursday June 20, 2024 at 6:03 PM

My heartfelt condolences to the Parsley family and friends. Thank you for the legacy you built and continue to grow at McDonald's and more importantly in the community.
Sandy Helder
Thursday June 20, 2024 at 11:58 AM

Our entire Columbus accounting office lit up when Al visited monthly. He personally greeted each person and was always a welcomed sight. Prayers to Becky and his family. He will be missed by so many.
Tina Scalf
Thursday June 20, 2024 at 11:53 AM

Becky and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Alvin. He was a great friend to my brothers, Arch and Les, and really the whole Fields family. He was a great friend to so many, he will be greatly missed. Love to all of you. Tina Scalf (Ernestine)
Karen Fields
Thursday June 20, 2024 at 11:52 AM

My sincere sympathy to Becky and family. Alvin was truly a wonderful person and best friend to Les. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and being a "people person". Keeping you in my prayers
Rick and Pam Barnett
Wednesday June 19, 2024 at 9:47 PM

We are truly sorry for your loss. We were blessed to know him and your family. We will keep you in our prayers 9
Pamela Meadows Scaggs
Wednesday June 19, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Al gave me my first job. He was an amazing influence on so many young teens as he instilled a love for doing a job well! He taught lessons that remain with me even today. Heaven gained one of earth’s best on Tuesday.. Thanks Al .. for your awesome “Drive Thru” of your life. Your legacy lives on with the “Golden Arches” of every life touched! Prayers to his family. 💛💛💛💛

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