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Webbers Falls Mourns Loss of Former Teacher & Coach
Webbers Falls Mourns Loss of Former Teacher & Coach
Lisa Ward
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Local residents are saddened by the loss of Mr. Hoy Parson, a beloved teacher and coach to many students over the thirty-four years he taught and coached at Webbers Falls.  After graduating from Braggs High School, Mr. Parson obtained an Associate’s Degree from Bacone College in 1962 and went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Math and History from Northeastern State University in 1963.  He would return to college later in life to obtain a Master’s Degree in Administration. Mr. Parson began his teaching career at Dustin, where he worked from 1963 to 1965.  But after this, Mr. Parson found his true home and calling at Webbers Falls Public Schools.  For thirty-four years he taught math to hundreds of Webbers Falls Students. However, he may be best known for the many years he spent coaching girls basketball at all levels.  Mr. Parson was known as a fundamental coach who set high expectations for his players. When Coach Ward arrived on the scene in 1979, he and Mr. Parson struck a winning partnership that lasted for many years. Having Mr. Parson coach junior high girls before handing them off to Coach Ward in high school, proved to be a collaboration that led to many successful years of girls basketball at Webbers Falls.  Mr. Parson coached more than girls basketball though.  He also coached boys basketball, track, softball, and little league baseball. During the time he spent at Webbers Falls, he enjoyed watching his own sons, Chuck, Rick, and Danny excel at multiple sports as well.  By his side, attending every game, was his loving and devoted wife Jenny.  I cannot recall a game that she was not present.  She proudly supported Hoy, her sons, and the many Warriors and Lady Warriors Hoy coached throughout his esteemed career.  Mr. Parson retired from Webbers Falls in 1999.  Unexpectedly, he decided to teach one additional year at Oktaha Public Schools before hanging up his hat for good.  Once fully retired, Mr. Parson enjoyed many hobbies including flint knapping (making arrowheads), making Indian jewelry, and golfing.  But his favorite pastime was watching his grandkids play the sport he had grown to know and love so much, basketball.  The school and community of Webbers Falls want to send our condolences to Mr. Parson’s family, who knew even better than us all the admirable traits he possessed. They will miss him sorely. Mr. Parson leaves behind his wife Jenny, and three sons and their families as follow: Chuck and Brenda Parson, Jessica Parson, Trena Valdez and husband Daniel, and Brad Morris; Rick and DeVonna Parson, Nicholas and Amanda Parson, Payslie and Hunter Parson; and Danny and Tracy Parson, Cory and Tiffany Carter, and Caden, Katie and Chetan Munsell, Kross, Lynleigh, and Oliver and Kali Parson.