2018-06-13 / Obituaries

Leonard J. Parkinson

Leonard J. Parkinson, 55, of Walton, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family.

Leonard was born on Dec. 12, 1962, the son of Robert L. and Beverly (Palmer) Parkinson Sr. On Aug. 18, 1985, he married the former Lynn Benincasa in Malone.

Leonard was a self-employed building contractor for many years in Walton. He enjoyed fishing, working, playing with his grandchildren, and going on cruises.

Leonard was always on the go - he couldn’t sit still. He was a jokester and liked to keep everyone laughing.

Leonard is survived by his loving family: his wife, Lynn, children, April (Chaz) Epps of Walton; Lenny (Sarah) Nash, Valley Cottage; Candice Parkinson, Goshen; Jeremy (Natasha Breen) Parkinson, Otego; stepchildren, Elaine (Scott) Perri, Washingtonville, Jimmy Otte, Florida and Richard Otte, Walton; grandchildren Keygan, Tyler, Derek, Bella, Jake, Jamie, Jessica, Rachael, Savanah, Evan and Amber; brothers Bobby Parkinson Jr., Rochester, John and Joan Parkinson, Buckeye, Ariz., Leon and Laura Parkinson, Middletown and Leland and Lisa Parkinson, Newburgh; sister, Ruth and Dudley Boycott, Walton, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly, and a stepson, Tony Otte.

Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, where services will be held at 3 p.m. with Ray Bartlett, lay leader, officiating. The family will also be present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or the First Baptist Church, 59 Townsend Street, Walton, NY 13856.

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