Walter C. Parsons, 71 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on October 21, 2018. He was born on June 26, 1947 in Exeter, CA to parents Hilard E. and Mary L. (Morrison) Parsons. Walter graduated from Exeter High School, attended NCC College and received a bachelor’s degree in theology. He served as a sergeant in the US Air Force from 1965 - 1969. Walter married Mary K. Arndt on June 10, 1971 in Exeter, CA. Walter served as a pastor for many churches and locally at the Walker Church from 1978 – 1980. He enjoyed golf, travel and studying history, especially the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Parsons, Cottage Grove, OR; brother, Michael Parsons and wife Carol, Clovis, CA; nephew, Ryan Parsons and wife Amy, Clovis, CA; and grand-nieces, Madison and Mackenzie. A Celebration of life was held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove, OR. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Sharing. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.