John Ray Parsons (also known as "Mete", as in "to give"), 63, of Dripping Springs, Texas, died on October 28, 2017 of pancreatic cancer.  He was born in Troy, Ohio and grew up in Tipp City, graduating from Tippecanoe High School in 1972. He worked in various food oriented jobs over the years, including at Whole Foods Market when it consisted of one small health food store in Austin, Texas. John played several musical instruments and had a gift for conversation that endeared him to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Jeanne Parsons, and grandparents, all of Tipp City.

He is survived by his daughter Crea, son Evory, granddaughter Lily, and brother Tom (Liz Morlidge) Parsons.

No services were held per request of the deceased.