Preston Parkerson(1929 - 2012)

Preston W. Parkerson

1929 - 2012

Preston W. "PaPaw" Parkerson, 83, of Pensacola, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012.

Born on May 3, 1929 in Eastman, GA to the late Daniel Walterman Parkerson and Frances Joann Bursh Parkerson, he resided in the local area for many, many years. For 55 years, he owned and operated Parkerson's Garage. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; his trophies prove his skill as a pool shark and he loved motorcyling.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will truly be missed.

Left to cherish his memory, his wife of 63 years, Flo; children, Kiffin "Kit" (Debbie) Parkerson, Joann (R.C.) Franklin and Darlene (Gary) Storie; grandchildren, Michelle (Bobby) McLane, Doug (Dawn) Vickery, Brandi Parkerson, Christi (Kevin) Drew, Caleb (Melissa) Franklin, Jeremy (Susan) Parkerson and Chelsey (K.W. Hughes) Storie; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Hunter McLane, Waylon Drew, Preston and Payton Franklin, Railynn and Kenna Hughes and Sophie Hughes.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Brother Jeff Howard officiating.

Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Doug Vickery, Caleb Franklin, Jeremy Parkerson, Fred Thompson, Tom Waple and Ray Scruggs.

Honorary pallbearers are Michelle McLane, Brandi Parkerson, Christi Drew and Chelsey Storie.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 11, 2012