Charles William “Charlie” Parkinson

Charles William “Charlie” Parkinson, 78, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home. He was born April 21, 1940 in Cedarhurst, New York to his late parents, Robert Parkinson and Mary Murphy Parkinson.

Charlie was a Dayton resident for 15 years, had previously lived in Onalaska, was a retired fireman from the Port of Houston after many years of service, a member of the Firefighters Local and enjoyed woodworking and traveling in his RV.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Thelma Parkinson; children, Christine Sanders and John Douzat and his wife Melissa; sister, Maureen Lopez and her husband Ray; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Bill Moreau Dr. Dayton, TX 77535, (936) 258-5323.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, (936) 258-5300,

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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