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.
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