John Aubrey Parrott WEST COLUMBIA
John Aubrey Parrott died at Laurel Crest on Monday,
March 17, 2014. Born January 10, 1929 in Washington,
D.C. and reared on Broad Street in Falls Church,
Virginia. He spent much of his youth on his
grandfather's farm (at Bailey's Crossroads) which is
now a museum. His parents were William Talley and
Lillian Clark Parrott. He attended Western High
School (1947) in Washington, D.C. and joined the
Army after graduation. Upon his honorable discharge
as a Corporal in the artillery, he graduated from George
Washington University where he was a Sigma Nu.
While there he met his wife, Lou Ann.
They were married for 64 years. His first job was at Modern Design in Washington, D.C.
He then moved to Atlanta where he worked for Alan L. Ferry Designers, followed by a
stint with John Portman Architects. He then moved the family to Columbia and worked for
Columbia Office Supply Company. In his spare time he was a voracious reader, baseball
spectator, jazz enthusiast and tennis player.
He was the father of six children: Dr. John Talley Parrott, his wife Krista and children,
Lillian, Maddy and Jack, Dr. James Hunter Parrott, his wife Bonnie and daughters,
Megan and Mackenzie, Thomas Blaise Parrott and wife Karri, Dr. Robin Parrott and
daughters Jennifer and Samantha Naulty, Angela Parrott, Esq. and husband Rick
Deatsch, Suzy Paige Madden, her husband Jamey and sons McGregor and Emmett. He
is survived by his brother William W. Parrott and wife Jan, as well as many cousins,
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lee Edmonds and his favorite
There will be a private celebration of Aubrey's life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a
donation to his favorite charities: Animal Protection League, Hopkins, SC and Richland
Library Friends, Columbia, SC.
A Special Man's Life has come to an end.
A Husband, a Father, a GrandPa and Friend
One who was Caring, Thoughtful and Kind
This Guy that we love was such a great find
for the lives that he touched in so many ways
This is the time to reflect on those days
His classic dry humor that no one could beat
The Birthday Song calls that made the day complete
His amazing knowledge he shared with us all.
The help he would offer if we started to fall.
Yes, your smile will be missed The talks come no more
The news clips have ended, For this we are sore
But a piece of him lives in our heart and our mind
For John Aubrey Parrott was "One of a Kind"