John Hamilton Parr, 80, of Manchester, Ohio, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Manchester Township. He was born November 7, 1932, in Manchester. He was preceded in death by parents, Royal Hamilton and Kate (Cluxton) Parr; and wife, Janet (Tossey) Parr.
He is survived by niece, Rose (Bob) Woods of Garden Valley, California; nephew, Rick Tossey of Grove City; cousins: Dr. Sue Cluxton of Columbia, South Carolina, Martha Phelps of Cincinnati, Julia Bowman and Fred Cluxton of Aberdeen, Ruth Cluxton of Manchester, Donna Hackworth of Sharonville, Mike Cluxton of Bentonville, Sam Cluxton of Russellville, and Joe Cluxton of Brown County.
He was a retired Livestock, Tobacco and Grain farmer.
He was a member of the Manchester Methodist Church; The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio - Manchester Chapter No. 129 in West Union; 50 year member of the Manchester F. & A.M. Lodge No. 317; Manchester York Rite; 26 year member of Portsmouth York Rite; Ohio Calvary Knight Temple in Portsmouth; Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati; Syrian Temple of Cincinnati; charter member of the Manchester Historical Society; and the Adams County Farm Bureau. He was a 1950 graduate of the former Aberdeen-Huntington High School in Aberdeen.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
The funeral service is Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Dale Little will officiate. A Masonic and Scottish Rite ring service will be held at 2 p.m.
The visitation is from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.
The interment is at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester.