Norman Cole Parsons, 87, of Oak Island died July 11.
He was born Buckhannon, W.Va., on Sept. 29, 1920, a son of the late Edwin and Winnie Bell Parsons.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. He worked as a chemist for FMC for 35 years. He was an avid tennis player and outdoorsman loving to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin A. Parsons Jr.
He and his wife, Geraldine, came to Oak Island from Winfield, W.Va., 12 years ago. He was a member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church.