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Clifford Kirwin Parkinson Jr.

MOUNT VERNON — Clifford Kirwin Parkinson Jr., 75, of Mount Vernon went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at his residence. Born in Mount Vernon, he was a son of the late Clifford K. Parkinson Sr. and Elizabeth Jones Parkinson.

He was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School in Princess Anne. After his graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He worked for the Maryland Division of Correction for 16 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant. He also had a seafood business, Parkinson's Seafood, for many years.

Affectionately known as "Pooney" to all his friends, he was an avid Yankees fan and loved to travel on cruises with his wife and friends. He loved being on the water and hanging out with his friends at the harbor in Mount Vernon. He also attended First Baptist Church in Princess Anne.

Mr. Parkinson is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Katherine Horner Parkinson; a daughter, Patty Culver and son-in-law, Scott; a sister, Anne Holland; a brother, Carl Parkinson; a half sister, Eva Chin; a sister-in-law, Joan Coble and husband, Les; a brother-in-law, Bob Horner; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Grace (Lisa) Parkinson Hubbard; and a special mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eleanor and Harold Horner.

The family wishes to thank two special caregivers, Diane Hall and Joanie Bloodsworth, and the supportive and caring staff of Coastal Hospice for making Clifford's last days comfortable.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, where friends may call from 12:30-2 p.m. The Rev. James DeVaughn will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

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Published in The Daily Times on June 14, 2012
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