Earl E. Parkins
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Earl Edward Parkins, 94, of Land O' Lakes, Florida, formerly of Carbon Hill, Ohio, passed away on Monday March 2, 2020.
Mr. Parkins was born in Gallia County, Ohio, March 2, 1926 to the late Edward R. and Bonnie (Taylor) Parkins of Patriot, Ohio.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patti; son, Matthew (Stacey) Parkins of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; stepson, Steven (Peggy) Cavote of Reno, Nevada, now residing in Land O' Lakes, Florida; two sisters, Joann Buchan of Perry, Ohio, and Marinelle (Leon) Jeffers of Patriot, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred "Midge" Harris of Gallipolis, and her husband David B. Harris; brother-in-law, Bruce Buchan of Willoughby; and nephews, Don Clinton Jeffers, Charles Allen Harris and John "Ryan" Harris.
Earl and Patti, located in Land O' Lakes, Florida in 2004, and attended the First United Methodist Church of Land O' Lakes, Florida, where he was a member of the church choir. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army Air Force as an aerial gunner on a B-17.
Earning secondary education degrees from both Rio Grande College and Ohio University, he served high school students as a teacher, basketball coach and high school principal. After 34 years of public service, Earl retired in 1984 as Superintendent of the Tri-County Joint Vocational School, Nelsonville, Ohio.
It was Mr. Parkins' request that his remains be cremated.
In arrangement with the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, that a graveside service and his interment will be at the Carbon Hill Cemetery in Carbon Hill, Ohio at 10 a.m. on June 27, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be made, to their choice of charity or organization, in honor of Earl Parkins.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at: www.brownfuneralservice.net

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Published in Logan Daily News from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2020.
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Carbon Hill Cemetery
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June 25, 2020
Dear Steve and family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Earl was an inspiration to many through his many years in education. He was also a wonderful family man. Sending prayers that you will find comfort in your happy memories. Love, Glenna
Glenna Withem
June 25, 2020
I remember he always had a kind word for the students he would pass in the hallways of Tri-County Joint Vocational School the years of 1976-1977. Always cheerful and friendly!
June 24, 2020
I knew Mr. Parkins as a History/Government teacher in High School. He made History/Government very exciting and sparked an interest in me. Mr. Parkins served as Principle of this same High School, I saw Mr. Parkins as a person who was very interested in Young People. I appreciate what he did in my life, Prayers for his family.
Velma J Sanchez
June 24, 2020
I just found out about Earl and was very sad to hear of the news. My parents, Eugene and Iva Jeanne Snyder were very fond of Earl and respected him both as a colleague and a friend.
My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Cheryl Snyder Clark
Pensacola, Florida
Cheryl Clark
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