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William "Bill" Trevor Parkyn, Jr.

June 12, 1934 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 85)


William “Bill” Trevor Parkyn Jr. 85, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Bill was born in Lake County, IL on June 12, 1934 to the late William Trevor Parkyn, Sr. and Charlotte Lightfield Parkyn. Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran and he worked for the Florida State Prison System and state Mental Health System. He was a member of the Franklin 7th Day Adventist Church and the Franklin Garden Club. Bill loved watching and feeding birds of all types in his yard. He loved to bowl and he was a member of a local bowling league. He was also talented with the art of needle point pictures of scenes that brought him great joy.  

Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jane Parkyn; step children, Charles Cerny, Matthew Cerny and Bobbi Jane Huerta; two sisters, Lynn Parkyn and Dianne Parkyn; two brothers, Jack Parkyn and Charles Parkyn; 10 grandchildren; many great- grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Cissy.

 Bill is preceded in death by his sister, Betty Parkyn and brothers, Ross Parkyn and Daniel Parkyn.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00am in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Reverend Glenn Marshall and Reverend David Beam officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

Memorials ca be made to American Parkinson Disease Association,




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Celebration of Life
July 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

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