Household nonetheless need solutions over dying of ex-Navy petty officer, 63, whose physique was discovered three years after he disappeared on charity cycle trip as they pay their ultimate farewells
- Anthony Parsons went lacking in 2017 whereas on a protracted cycle in Tillicoultry
- Grandfather’s stays had been found in January this yr close to a farm at Bute
- Two males had been arrested weeks earlier than discovery however had been launched
The household of a Navy petty officer whose physique was discovered three years after he disappeared ‘nonetheless want solutions’.
Anthony Parsons, often known as Tony, went lacking aged 63 in 2017 whereas on a protracted charity cycle from his residence in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William.
The grandfather’s stays had been found in January this yr close to a farm on the Bridge of Orchy, Argyll and Bute.
Two males, each aged 29, had been arrested a number of weeks earlier than the invention in connection together with his disappearance and had been launched pending additional inquiries.
Anthony Parsons (pictured), often known as Tony, went lacking aged 63 in 2017 whereas on a protracted charity cycle from his residence in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William
Mr Parsons’s household paid their ultimate respects at Stirling Crematorium this afternoon.
A former Navy colleague in half uniform and carrying a flag walked on the head of the cortege because it entered the crematorium, earlier than later saluting and tipping his hat on the coffin in respect.
In a press release on behalf of the household, Mr Parsons’ son Mike mentioned: ‘The final three and a half years have been extremely onerous for us as a household and for all those that knew my dad.
‘We have now been left devastated by what has occurred to my dad. As we come collectively as a household at the moment to have a good time my dad’s life and to say our ultimate goodbyes, we hope we will start to return to phrases together with his dying.
The grandfather’s stays had been found in January this yr close to a farm on the Bridge of Orchy, Argyll and Bute. Pictured: His funeral procession
‘We wish to say a heartfelt thanks for the help given and condolences handed from our family and friends, a lot of whom have been unable to attend at the moment.
‘We nonetheless want solutions to many questions surrounding my dad’s dying so I’d ask anybody who could have even the smallest piece of data to please converse to the police and assist us get the solutions and closure we’d like.’
Mr Parsons, who spent greater than twenty years within the Navy, was final seen at round 11.30pm on October 2, 2017, outdoors the Bridge of Orchy Resort as he travelled south on the A82.
He had left his residence on Friday September 29. Police had been current on the service and Detective Superintendent Raymond Brown of Police Scotland’s Main Investigation Group, mentioned: ‘We proceed to enchantment to anybody who has any info that might help with our enquiries to contact us as a matter of urgency.
Two males, each aged 29, had been arrested a number of weeks earlier than the invention in connection together with his disappearance and had been launched pending additional inquiries. Pictured: A retired submariner ideas his hat as he passes the coffin at Stirling Crematorium
‘It’s crucial that we get solutions for Anthony’s household who’ve been via a few years of heartbreak and misery, which nonetheless continues regardless of Anthony lastly being discovered and being laid to relaxation at the moment.’
Anybody with info relating to Mr Parsons can contact the Main Investigation Group on 0141 305 4510 or via the staff’s on-line public portal.
Info might be submitted anonymously by way of Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.