Charles J Parkinson
Charles “Chuck” J Parkinson, 82, of Plano, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 25, 1929 in Edmunds, Idaho to Charles Leslie Parkinson and Laura Jane Coleman Parkinson.
He grew up and lived in Plano his entire life. He attended and graduated from Edmunds School. He married Doris Bernice Jones on August 28, 1953 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many different calling throughout his life.
He was a farmer and enjoyed raising crops each year, but what he most enjoyed was flying. He was a pilot and flew from the time he was a teenager until his health was as such that he couldn’t any longer. He said that when he was in the air all his troubles, pain and cares went away.
He had a talent for building things. Over the years he built everything from their family home, numerous farm equipment, 3 airplanes, to a 35 foot ferris wheel which stands in his farm yard.
He will be remembered for his kind and soft spoken ways and for always being willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, who loved his family very much. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Bernice Parkinson of Plano and his children; Mike Parkinson of Plano, Scott (Patty) Parkinson of Plano, Jill Burrell of Rexburg, grandchildren; Kelsie (Carl) Christianson, Natalie Parkinson, Kalli Burrell, Brandon Parkinson, and Josh Parkinson; also surviving, his sisters, Stella Dunn of Egin, Marilyn Parkinson of Rexburg, sister-in-law, Jolene Parkinson of Ashton, and brother-in-law, Roland Blaser of Plano.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Dean Parkinson, a sister Carol Blaser and brothers-in-law, Jim Dunn and Bob Parkinson.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Plano LDS Chapel with Bishop Kyle Williams officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Plano Cemetery.