Lawrence (Larry) Raymond Parkhurst Jr., age 62, formerly of Wolcott, Indiana passed away on January 15th in the comfort of his home in Elliott, IL, with his loving wife. Larry was born to Lawrence Raymond Parkhurst Sr. and Phyllis Marcine Horn, on August 16th, 1957 in Bluefield, West Virginia. Larry graduated from Champaign Central High School in 1975.
He was married to Dawn Ricketts in 1994 and they lived throughout the Midwest during their 26 years of marriage. Larry was passionate about camping and the outdoors and he loved spending time with family. He was an expert woodworker and his beautiful handiwork will be passed on for generations.
Larry is survived by his wife, Dawn, his two sons, Chad and Ransom, and his two daughters, Morgan and Logan. Larry is also survived by his three granddaughters, Evelyn, Harper, and Autumn. Larry is survived by his father, Lawrence Raymond Parkhurst Sr, 2 sisters Rhonda Crosby and Cinda Dalton, and brother Allan Parkhurst.
Family, friends, and loved ones are invited to join the celebration of his life on Tuesday, January 21st at the Renner Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, Illinois from 4 – 6 PM.
Should memorial contributions be desired, the family politely requests donations to be made to the Champaign County Humane Society, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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