Peggy Jean Parsons, age 88, of Temple passed from this life during the evening hours of Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at a local nursing facility. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on the seventh day of October 1930 to her parents Zack Taylor and Lora Jean (Patterson) Waddell.
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During her early years Peggy graduated from Lorena High school. She went on to attend and graduate from Baylor University with her bachelors and master’s degree in education. Throughout her college years she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a prestigious professional society for women in education. Peggy devoted her life to the education of youth, helping to develop the TAG program for gifted students and teaching for 47 years before retiring in 1998. Peggy was also a devoted wife to her husband Harold, whom she married in 1953. Together they spent 65 wonderful years together building a family and enjoying life until Harold was called home earlier this year. Peggy was a caring mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was dedicated to The First Baptist Church of Killeen for 43 years. She was also committed to the organizations she was a member of, including The Daughters of the American Revolution, The United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Retired teachers of Killeen Association.
Peggy is preceded in death by her beloved husband Harold, her daughter Pamela, her parents Zack and Lora, daughter –in-law Nita, brother-in-law Don Parsons and wife Joyce, brother-in-law Al Parsons and wife Jeannie, brother-in-law Harry Clair, brother-in-law Frank Taylor, and cousin Patsy Smith.
Peggy is survived and cherished by her son Paul Parsons, son Patterson (Pat) Parsons and wife Pamela; grandchildren Kristin Gray and husband Tommy, Brett Parsons, Brandon (Cody) Davis and wife Lori, Dustin Davis and wife Stacey, Jarrett Davis, Kara Parsons and Kyle Parsons. She also leaves behind, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Lynda Taylor, sister-in-law Sue Clair, her cousins Charles Patterson, Wanda Crossland, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Waco Memorial Park on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Randy Wallace officiating.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.