In Memory of



Obituary for William Parsons

William X Parsons passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 23, 2023.

X, as he was known, grew up in Wytheville and lived most of his life in his beloved Southwestern Virginia. He faithfully served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Roanoke for nearly two decades. He was a loving father to Elizabeth and Daniel (Nathalie Jornales), a fun-loving uncle to two nephews, an active member of the extended McAllister family, a good friend to many, an eclectic music lover, a proud VMI Keydet, UVA Law School Alum and Army veteran, a St. Louis Cardinals superfan, an adventurous traveler, a skiing and outdoor enthusiast, a semi-professional pounce player and more.

We will always remember our dad for his great sense of humor and quick wit, his love of a good joke, his passion for adventure and his enduring love and compassion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Paul Parsons and Clara McAllister Parsons, and his sister Sarah Fisher. He is survived by his two children, his nephews Chris Fisher (Margaret Barrett) and Greg Fisher, his brother-in-law Pat Fisher (Debbie) and his grandniece Lilia Parsons.

The family will hold a small private gathering in celebration of his life. The family asks that in lieu of flowers for donations to be made in X’s name to the charity of your choice.