Daniel Lee Parrott, age 67, of Savannah, passed away peacefully January 28, 2021. He was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1954 to the late Gerald Eugene “Jerry” Parrott and Willa Marie Visser Roberts.
In 1986 he moved to Savannah and served as a civilian employee of the United States Army Corps of Engineers for 38 years retiring from the position of Chief of Civil Programs and Projects Management Branch, Savannah District. In 2009 he received the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal for high standards of professionalism. His projects included the 1992 Savannah Harbor Deepening and ongoing Savannah Harbor Expansion, Hartwell and Thurman Hydropower Dam Major Rehabs, and the Savannah Riverwalk Extension in preparation for the 1996 Olympics venue in Savannah. He was a member of the National Project Management Institute (PMI) and Program Director for Society of Military Engineers.
Daniel was a 1972 graduate of Mobile County High School in Grand Bay, AL, a 1977 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a BS in Civil Engineering and a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a Master of Science in Engineering.
Daniel was a loving father and husband. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rebecca Rowden, (Savannah) son, LtCol Daniel Lee Parrott Jr., United States Marine Corps, of Sneads Ferry, NC, (Leah), daughter Myra Lynne Webster of St. Joseph, Missouri, (Richard) grandson, Hunter Burris Parrott of Sneads Ferry, NC, granddaughter, Ella Myra Ludden of St. Joseph, Missouri, brother, Gerald Eugene Parrott Jr., and sister, Anna Marie Parrott Kuka, both of Alabama.
Daniel was a member of First Presbyterian Church (FPC), Savannah where he assisted with computer technology and was a member of the church Covenant Class. He volunteered his time for Friends of Cockspur Lighthouse, Tybee Island Task Force and the Dolphin Project. He was a member of The Learning Center at the Senior Citizens Inc. of Savannah. Dan restored a 1980 Triumph Spitfire and a 1957 Chevy Belair 1973/1978 Spit Six. He loved to attend and compete in British classic car shows. He enjoyed boating, fishing and shrimping in the inland waters.
There will be a short memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, GA 31405 on Sunday, January 31 at 3pm. Those attending will be required to wear masks and will be socially distanced during the seating.
Those wishing to send written condolences may send them to Rebecca Rowden and the Parrott family c/o First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.