Willard Ernest Parksion, Sr., died July 7, 2015, at the age of 75. He was born May 3, 1940 in Henrietta, Okla., to Ralph and Mae. When he was a teenager, the family moved to Madera.
Mr. Parksion retired from the Raymond Granite Company, and the Madera County Road Department in Raymond. Following his retirement, he bought and remodeled several homes. He enjoyed fixing things, working in the garden, and spending time with family.
Mr. Parksion is preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret, Marie, and Dolores, brother, Harold Bud, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy, son Willard Jr., daughter Dawnette Brewer and husband Vincent Brewer, all of Raymond; siblings Betty Scroggins, Wanda Christenberry, Pat Oehler, and Frank; three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
No funeral services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Raymond Community Center. Donations can be made in his name to Hinds Hospice of Fresno or the American Cancer Society.