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LESLIE WAYNE PARSONS Leslie Wayne Parsons, age 78, passed away May 3, 2017. He was born December 2, 1938 in Saco, Mo. He became a resident of Beatty in 1989. Les served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Hailey (DD 556) from 1956 to 1959. Later, he owned and operated Napa Auto Parts in the towns of Carson City, Hawthorne, Round Mountain and Beatty, Nev. between 1974 and 2006. He retired for a time, before going back to work for the Death Valley National Park Service from 2008 to 2013. Les was passionate about everything to do with Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He was a repeat attendee to Sturgis and coordinated many rides with friends around the west coast. His favorite place was in his own garage, working on bikes and visiting with friends. Les was well-known in the Beatty community, as an active member of the Beatty Lions Club, the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #12108, and the Beatty Museum. Les was proceeded in death by his wife, Kay Bernadette Parsons; mother Harriot Pedan; father Gilbert Smith & wife Kathryn Parsons; and brothers Gerald and Terry Parsons. He is survived by his sisters, Susan Hatfield and Brenda Helms; daughters Sheryl Trela and Lona McVeay; grandchildren Leslie Pendergraft, Tiffany and Veronica Trela, and Dylan Jensen; great grandchildren, Mason and Olivia Pendergraft. A memorial motorcycle run will take place at 2 pm on Sat., May 13 from the Beatty Community Center, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3 pm there. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the . https://donate3.cancer.org.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on May 10, 2017
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