Services: Have been held.
Mr. Earl Parkinson, 82, of Roosevelt County, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis.
He was born on March 20, 1922, in Jefferson, Mo., to Rosie and Aaron M. Parkinson.
His family moved to the Milnesand area when he was young. The only job he ever had was working on ranches for the Davis Brothers. He started out on the Eagle Hill Ranch and later moved to the Caprock Ranch where he became foreman. He married Wilma Bertram on Oct. 5, 1958, in Morton, Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Family members said he was always ready to visit, and loved to go to brandings where he saw many friends, hunting with family members and friends and playing dominos on game nights.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Preston Parkinson; and a sister, Mary Whetstone.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Richard Parkinson of Mounds, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Kenneth Dunsworth will officiate the services assisted by Scott P. Reeves.
Burial will be at Elida Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tom and Chad Davis, Wimp Fine, Billy Frank Good, Lynn Medlin and Gary Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are all of his friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.