PARROTT, Luther (90) and Glenda (87) passed away in November.
LOU, as he was known, grew up in the Florida panhandle. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and an avid Gator fan. His desire was to become a Forest Ranger but majored in Business to support his family. His passion was for Nature and the Environment and manifested in his lifelong love of hiking, kayaking and cycling. He was past Executive Director of Green Horizon Land Trust and continued to serve on its Board. Locally, the Lewis Arboretum, and the Luther C Parrott walking trail are managed by Green Horizon Land Trust.
As past president of Haven Federal Savings and Loan, he was very active in the Winter Haven civic community and past president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Donations in his memory can be made to Green Horizon Land Trust.
GLENDA was a native of South Carolina. They were married at the Pensacola Naval base during the Korean War. She joined him at the University of Florida as a spouse on the GI Bill. Her interests were in Nutrition, which she avidly read and studied on her own. She loved animals and adopted many dogs and cats from shelters over the years. Lou and Glenda shared a love of pet birds, training several to speak. Glenda volunteered in the hospital as a Candy Striper for several years, and she was a member of her children's school PTA and active in her son's marching band activities. Donations in her memory can be made to the Humane Society of Polk County.
Lou and Glenda are survived by one daughter, a son, one grandson and two great grandchildren.