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Otto Jennings Parrott

September 23, 1918 — January 19, 2014

Otto Jennings Parrott, Jr.

On January 19, 2014, Otto Jennings Parrott, Jr. was called home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ.

He lived most of this life in Greene County. Born September 23, 1918 to the late Otto J. and Sudie B. Parrott, he spent his early years on the family farm in Quinque. After serving in the Army during World War II, he married the love of his life, Marjorie Estes. Their wedding was the first held at Ruckersville Baptist Church.

Mr. Parrott always believed that one should enjoy one’s work. For many years he was self-employed as a furniture upholsterer, often using his skills to restore antique furniture. He also served as a magistrate in Greene County and he was a dispatcher with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department until he neared his 80th birthday. Mr. Parrott also found joy in tending his large vegetable garden and taking care of his yard.

Mr. Parrott leaves behind many people whose lives he touched. He is survived by only one brother, Sherwood Parrott of Gordonsville. He leaves his three children, OJ Parrott, III and his wife, Edna of Elkton, Rebecca P. Vacilando and Kathleen S. “Kitty” Pratt and her husband, Ernie all of Ruckersville. One of the greatest joys of his life was his three grandchildren, Lucas Brian “Luke” Pratt, Marjorie Rebecca “Marre” Pratt and Virginia Kathleen “Ginna” Pratt. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Parrott was preceded in death by his siblings Buford, Brightberry, Ed and Hulette Parrott.

A celebration of this life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Ruckersville Baptist Church where he served his Lord for many years. The Reverend Kyle Clements will preside with interment to follow at the Ruckersville Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 P.M. Friday evening at the church.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Duani, the Neurosurgery staff at UVA, the Intervention Radiology staff at MJH and the manifold home heath care providers who worked together to improve the quality of the last years of his life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Ruckersville Baptist Church, PO Box 104, Ruckersville, VA 22968, the Ruckersville Community Cemetery, PO Box 329, Ruckersville, VA 22968 or the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.
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