On January 19, 2014, Otto Jennings Parrott, Jr.
was called home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ.
He lived most of this life in Greene County. Born
September 23, 1918 to the late Otto J. and Sudie B.
Parrott, he spent his early years on the family farm
in Quinque. After serving in the Army during World
War II, he married the love of his life, Marjorie
Estes. Their wedding was the first held at
Ruckersville Baptist Church.
Mr. Parrott always believed that one should enjoy
one’s work. For many years he was self-employed as a
furniture upholsterer, often using his skills to
restore antique furniture. He also served as a
magistrate in Greene County and he was a dispatcher
with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department until he
neared his 80th birthday. Mr. Parrott also found joy
in tending his large vegetable garden and taking
care of his yard.
Mr. Parrott leaves behind many people whose lives
he touched. He is survived by only one brother,
Sherwood Parrott of Gordonsville. He leaves his
three children, OJ Parrott, III and his wife, Edna
of Elkton, Rebecca P. Vacilando and Kathleen S.
“Kitty” Pratt and her husband, Ernie all of
Ruckersville. One of the greatest joys of his life
was his three grandchildren, Lucas Brian “Luke”
Pratt, Marjorie Rebecca “Marre” Pratt and Virginia
Kathleen “Ginna” Pratt. He is also survived by
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr.
Parrott was preceded in death by his siblings
Buford, Brightberry, Ed and Hulette Parrott.
A celebration of this life will be held at 11:00
A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at
Ruckersville Baptist Church
where he served his Lord for many years. The
Reverend Kyle Clements will preside with interment
to follow at the
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Friday evening at the church.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Duani,
the Neurosurgery staff at UVA, the Intervention
Radiology staff at MJH and the manifold home heath
care providers who worked together to improve the
quality of the last years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that
donations be made to the Ruckersville Baptist
Church, PO Box 104, Ruckersville, VA 22968, the
Ruckersville Community Cemetery, PO Box 329,
Ruckersville, VA 22968 or the Hospice of the
Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22911.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of