Johnnie Parsons

Johnnie Parsons

Original Name John Woodrow
Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 8 Sep 1984 (aged 66)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot La Ramada Section, Lot 787
Memorial ID 20185 · View Source
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Race car driver. A 10-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, he won the 1950 Classic. He also recorded a runner-up finish in 1949, a 4th place finish in 1956 and a 10th in 1952. Handsome and articulate, Parsons was a popular speaker and racing ambassador who also served as the west coast supervisor for the United States Auto Club (USAC) and a member of the Champion Spark Plub Highway Safety Team speakers' bureau. His son Johnny "JP" and grandsons "JPIII" and Jimmy also became race car drivers.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 6 Feb 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20185
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnnie Parsons (4 Jul 1918–8 Sep 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20185, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .