On October 22, 2017 the Sunrise Rotary Club of San Angelo dedicated a bench in memory of two San Angelo Rotarians:  Roy A. Harrell, Jr. and John C. Parsons. 
 
  Roy Harrell was a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of San Angelo and was a long-time Rotarian.  He earned recognition for 50 years of perfect attendance and attended several Rotary International Conventions.  Roy worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and was a Foreign Service diplomat.  He earned a degree at the University of Texas, a master’s degree from The American University in Washington, DC and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins School for International Studies.  After he retired he settled on a family ranch in Ozona, Texas with his wife Charlotte.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Parsons was a member of the San Angelo West Rotary Club where he held several positions including Club President in 2009-2010.  After serving as Club President he served as Assistant District Governor.  He attended Angelo State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, and received a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University.  John worked as the District Chief Facilities Operations Officer for Howard College for 17 years.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo where he served as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, a deacon and an elder.  He married his high school sweetheart, Gwen, and together they have two children.
 
There were many in attendance: family, friends and Rotarians from both San Angelo Rotary Clubs.  We were especially blessed to have their spouses Charlotte Harrell and Gwen Parsons in attendance.  The bench is located on the southwest side of the loop that goes around the dog park at 3215 Millbrook Drive, across the street from Unidad Park.  There are several small plants around the bench that will eventually grow to provide shading for the bench and those who will enjoy it. 
 
 
 
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