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Parsons elected potentate

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The Hejaz Shriners' 2013 from Lancaster

From release
Gary Parsons was elected potentate of the Hejaz Shriners at the annual election held Saturday, Jan. 5.
Hejaz has 4,851 members and the Shrine Center is located on Ranch Road in Mauldin, which also hosts an 18-hole championship golf course on about 300 acres.

Parsons was born in Georgetown and educated in the Georgetown school system where he graduated from Winya High School in 1956.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Parsons moved to Lancaster, where he still resides today.

Illustrious Sir Gary married his wife, Barbara, in 1964.

The couple has three children.

His daughters are Dianne Faile and Darlene Gantt.

His son, Noble Gary Stuart Parsons Jr., is also a Hejaz Shriner.

Parsons is also very proud of his six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

After many years as a traveling salesperson, Parsons started his own chemical and cleaning supply business, GPI, to work at home more for his family.

In 1998, he and his son started Lancaster Pool & Spa.

Parson was raised to a Master Mason in 1966.

He has been an active Shriner since walking the hot sands in 1967.

Noble Parsons has served as an official in Jackson Shrine Club many times and was president five times.

He has served Hejaz as Area “C” representative.

The Parsons are members of St. Luke Methodist Church in the Elgin community of Lancaster County.

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