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DANIEL LEE PARROTT

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.

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  1. Letiwe Patton says:

    It’s very tough to know that Dan is no longer with us! He was such a great family friend, father, husband to Becky, uncle to my children, best photographer at my wedding! Dan, you will truly be missed, but we are with you in spirit! Rest In Peace and so sad to know that you’re no longer with all of us and I am still processing the news. The fact that when I come to Savannah, I’ll not see you go out to catch crabs and make the dried tomatoes and drive me around town like you used to is very hard to accept at the moment. Now that you’re gone, Who will take me on a boat ride though I’m still afraid of swimming? You’ll truly be missed!! I am so glad I got to know you for 22 wonderful years! You were a great person! RIP!!.

  2. Jack Cox says:

    You were such a cool person! I really enjoyed working with you at the Corps.

  3. Jean Anderson says:

    I met Dan in 1986 when he started working at the Corps in Savannah. I was his secretary. We would occasionally go out to lunch because we both loved to eat Mexican food. After Dan became Chief of Civil Works, he hired me as a program analyst to help implement this thing called P2. Dan you were a great friend and boss. Dan and I just had a nice phone conversation just in December. My condolences to Becky and the rest of the family.

  4. Pat Anglin says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed working with Dan at the Corps of Engineers. Sending prayers to his family. May he Rest In Peace!

  5. Doris Deutsch says:

    So very sorry to learn of this sad news. I had heard from Dan recently, he told me of his illness, and I’ve been remembering him in my prayers. He was a great coworker and friend. We spent a lot of time preparing reports and weekly status updates, it was our Friday afternoon routine. Seemed like those days would never end, but they were good times too. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family for comfort and strength in the days ahead. Rest in peace Dan!

  6. John Phillips says:

    Dan called me recently and told me of his health problems, but his passing is a shock and very saddening. Dan was a great man and tried to help me understand the red tape (he called it scarlet ribbon) of the Corps. No matter how busy he was, he had time to help me or just talk about anything. Truly, one of the smartest people I have known. I will miss his humor and wit. I send my sympathies and condolences to Becky and his family. RIP good friend.

  7. Alan Garrett says:

    It’s extremely difficult saying goodbye to such a dear friend, mentor and big brother. The world is a sadder place knowing you are not there. Thankfully, we will meet again soon and it will be a joyous reunion.

  8. Russ Richmond says:

    I worked with Dan for years. He and his wife Becky were a wonderful couple and enjoyed a great love of life including his hobby of restoring vintage cars. After they retired, I would often see and talk with them while walking at the Y. My heart goes out to his family as we mourn the loss of a truly good guy.

  9. John DeVeaux says:

    Dan, I consider myself fortunate to have worked with you over 5 years. You were always pleasant, direct and helpful, all at the same time, whether we were on the same or opposite sides of an issue. I still remember seeing you and your office for the first time — 2 big monitors, a pad, and a phone, all being worked to advantage. I only wish I had ever had your abundant energy. How could one person have so many varied interests? Thank you Dan for being such a positive part of my life. I’ll miss you.

  10. Michael Neal says:

    I was honored to know Dan from his time on the water. I feel privileged to have known him.
    You and Becky are in my thoughts and prayers.

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