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William R. Parkes

February 4, 1929 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 91)


William R. Parkes, 91, of Butler, passed away, Sunday evening, January 3, 2021, at the Sunnyview Home.

Born February 4, 1929 in Millvale, PA, he was a son of the late John Parkes and Ruth (Lynch) Parkes.

He was a graduate of Butler High School and had worked as manager of the purchasing department for Heckett Engineering. Following his retirement he worked for NAPA Auto Parts.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, sang in the mens choir at St. Pauls, and was a piano player, having played in a band with the Chipreans and the Schaffners.

Surviving are his daughters, Gayle (Tom) Riemer of Egdewood, KY and Jo Ellen (Bill) Neuman of Port Angeles, WA.

His grandchildren: Andrew (Amanda) Riemer, Teresa (Lee) Smith, Stephanie (Eric) Neuscamman, Christine (Jeramy) Neusmith, Jackie (Austin) Neugornet and Abbey Parkes.

Great grandchildren: Alice, Evie, Maya, Jordan and Jackson.

2 sisters, Sylvia Callender and Nancy Parkes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (Murphy) Parkes; 1 son, William M. Parkes and 1 grandson, Adam Parkes.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm Wednesday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.





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January 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

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