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Gary Thomas Parkin, age 57, of Greenville, passed away late Friday evening, August 5, 2016 at his home under the loving care of his family and Ionia Area Hospice.  The son of Henry Austin & Mildred Elvira (Paul) Parkin, he was born on June 27, 1959 in Royal Oak and spent most of his career as a journeyman in the tool and die trades.

On August 24, 1985, in Ionia, he married Becky Sue Herbert and together they raised two children and enjoyed almost 31 years of marriage.  Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Parkin;  their children, Zachary Parkin and Mindy Parkin, all of Greenville;  a brother, Grant & Carol Parkin of St. Johns;  siblings-in-law, Mike Herbert & Elaina Roach of Missouri, Vicki & Ed Hatt of Fenwick;  and Debbi & Kevin Clay of Dowling;  and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Easton United Methodist Church (4970 Potters Road, Ionia).  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Gary's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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