Benjamin Franklin Parrott | Beaufort County Now | Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Parrott, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Katy, Texas. | Obituaries, Hillside Funeral Home & Crematory, Benjamin Franklin Parrott

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Benjamin Franklin Parrott

Born: November 22, 1921, Died: April 22, 2013

    Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Parrott, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Katy, Texas. He was born in Chocowinity, North Carolina on November 22, 1921, to his mother, Samuel Timothy Godley, and father, Seth Van Buren Parrott. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters (Violet, Ethel and Rose) and one brother (Jasper).

    He was also preceded in death by his wife of almost 61 years, Cecilia Gray Buttry, also of Chocowinity. After courting in his plane; flying all over eastern North Carolina on dates, and "buzzing" the Buttry family farm, Frank and Cecilia married on October 29, 1950. Although he sold the plane when he married, he never lost his love of flying and remained a private pilot for many years.

    He is survived by his son Franklin Gray Parrott and his wife Yen Parrott of Katy, Texas, and son Kenneth Ray Parrott and his wife Tara Gayle Hunsucker and granddaughter Jennifer Michelle (Jenna) Parrott all of Houston, Texas.

    With thirty years' service to the US Government, (twenty years in the US Navy), Frank travelled all over the world. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He also volunteered during the Vietnam Conflict, going to Vietnam to inspect and recertify grounded aircraft to get them operational and flying again.

    In spite of his worldwide travels, he, like his wife Cecilia, always considered North Carolina home. He will be buried next to Cecilia at Providence United Methodist Cemetery in Chocowinity on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at an 11:00 AM graveside service officiated by Rev. Sam L. Grist, III. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.


HbAD0

Latest Announcements

Mrs. Carolyn Neal Griffin Hill, age 74, of Washington, N.C., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Mrs. Verona Bailey Clark Cratch, age 88, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday February 26, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Mr. William George Cooper, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday February 27, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
John "Jack" Michael Pishnock age 81, a resident of Kelly Road in Bath, NC passed away Friday February 26, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Billy Benjamin Sheppard, Sr., age 81, a resident of Belhaven, NC died Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Michael Lee Oakley age 70, a resident of 2012 W. Main Street, Williamston, NC died Monday, February 22, 2021 at his home.
Mr. William “Edwyn” Wright, Sr., age 69, a resident of Possum Track Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, February 12, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Mrs. Annie Louise Latham Bell, age 89, a resident of Belhaven, NC died Monday February 22, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.
Harry Charles Wenger Jr., age 91, a resident of Plymouth, NC. passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at his home.

HbAD1

Gladys Marie Edwards, age 91, a resident of New Bern, NC died Saturday February 20, 2021.
Mrs. Nancy Faye Beacham Modlin, aka Sister, Rooster, Grandma, Nanny, and Big Head, age 79, a resident of Woodford, VA and a former resident of Washington, NC died Saturday February 20, 2021 at Falls Run Nursing and Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mr. William Archie Hendrix, age 88, a resident of 4131 Hwy 264 E. in Belhaven, died Friday, February 19, 2021 in Greenville, N.C.
Mrs. Wilma Jane Bolejack Brinley, age 87, formerly of Cedar Circle, Washington, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.
Mrs. Ginger Courson Billups, age 74, a resident of Belhaven, NC died Thursday February 18, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Carol Ellen (Lawrence) Workman, age 66, a resident of Chocowinity, passed away Thursday February 18, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Mrs. Connie Woolard Hunt, age 72, went to be with her heavenly Father February 15, 2021.
Mr. Robert Joseph Cooper, age 72, a resident of Belhaven, NC died Wednesday February 17, 2021.
Mrs. Brenda Faye Bullock Waters, age 70, a resident of Belvoir Highway, Greenville, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.

HbAD2

Mr. James Pierce Harriett, age 71, a resident of New Bern, died February 15, 2021 at his home.
Lane “Tony” Boyd, age 74 of Bath, passed away on February 16, 2021 at his residence.
Mrs. Maxine Boyd Kinnion, age 81, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC died Friday February 12, 2021 at Grantsbrook Nursing Center in Grantsboro.
Mrs. Christine Kirby Runyon, age 71, a resident of Cypress Landing, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Philip Wayne Hodnett, age 76, a resident of Washington, NC died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family.
We celebrate the life of Dr. Stephen J. Vore.
Sr. Inocente Gobellan Reyes, age 56, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Mr. Chestine Gray “C.G.” Gray Boyd, age 88, a resident of Aurora, NC and Greensboro, NC died Wednesday February 10, 2021 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.
Vera Nicholls Boseman, age 60, a resident of Bath, NC passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top