Robert E. Parksey

Robert E. Parksey, 86, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away at home, October 25, 2016 following a brief illness.

He was born June 29, 1930, in Parke County, Indiana the son of Charles and Mary (Cooksey) Parksey. He graduated from VanBuren High School with the class of 1948. Following high school Bob worked at Ray Stevenson’s farm, the Spur Gas Station, Girton Feed Store. Bob owned and operated the Center Point Grocery for many years. He married Peggy J. Green in 1972.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife Peggy Parksey; a grandson Heath Parksey; a sister Dorothy Chadwick.

Survivors include children: Wayne Parksey and wife Phyllis of Brazil, Gayle Parksey of Illinois, Bruce Parksey and wife Debbie of Illinois, Mark Withers and wife Scheryl of Carbon and Cathy Bernard of Knightsville; “a bunch of grandchildren and great grandchildren”; a sister Eileen Ogborn and husband Clyde as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends; a special niece Lynda Shook and husband Cecil of Brazil.

Services for Bob will be at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 Friday, October 28, 2016 at 3:00pm with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Friday, from 1-3pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Missionary Church or Great Lakes Hospice.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.