Funeral services for Wayne Parkhill, 71, of Gainesville are set for Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis Flanagan officiating with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wayne passed away on April 26, 2014 at his home.
He was born on December 23, 1942 in Valley View, Tx. to Arthur Joe and Aurelia May Rice Parkhill.
Wayne graduated from Valley View High School, obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from Cooke County College and also attended North Texas University. He retired after 35 years of service with Southwestern Bell Telephone.
Wayne was a faithful member and Deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church and taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir for many years.
Wayne loved to garden and oil paint, he taught art and won several awards for his paintings. He loved his wife Janice of 47 years, his sons and daughters-in-law, his grandchildren which was his pride and joy and his extended family.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Janice; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Monica Parkhill of Lindsay, Marcus and Paula Parkhill of Gainesville and Jason and Samantha Parkhill of Lindsay; grandchildren, Madison, Merrick, Jenna Sue, Brody and Alyssa who all knew him as PaPa; father-in-law Bruce Nelson; brothers-in-laws and their spouses, Richard and Connie Nelson of Granby, Co. and David and Marsha Nelson of Callisburg; and life long friend, Gary Glen.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Jones; and brothers, Albert, Houston, Gene, Charles, LeRoy, Edward, and Kenneth.
Pallbearers will be Gary Glenn, Bill Moore, Charles Gibson, Bobby West, Tim Moore and Lefty Harlow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church.
You may sign the on line registry at geojcarroll.com.
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