James William ParkinsonApril 8, 1943 ~ August 1, 2017 (age 74)
James William Parkinson was born on April 8, 1943 to Marvin and Jeannie Parkinson in Casper, Wyoming. He had two brothers, Marvin and Philip and one sister, Jean Lowndes. Jim attended school in Casper and graduated from NCHS in 1961. Jim went into the Army in May, 1965 and served until 1967.
Jim married, his soulmate, Donna Carrier on September 10, 1966. Together they had three children, James Wayne, Aaron Edward and Amanda Lynn.
Jim worked in the trucking field for many years and owned and operated the Glenrock Casper Truck Line, after selling, he then bought a trailer court and Douglas Cycle Yamaha Shop. He then went to work for Amoco from which he retired.
Jim loved traveling, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, listening to music, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, Henry’s Lake Foundation, Family Motor Coach Association and Good Sam’s plus various other organizations.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Parkinson and mother, Regina Parkinson, brother, Marvin Parkinson and mother-in-law, Betty Carrier.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna, sons, James, Aaron wife Stephanie, and daughter Amanda Wood, brother Philip wife Linda, sister Jean Lowndes, grandkids Aric, Devon, David, and McKenna Parkinson, Eric Yeager wife Carleigh, great grandkids, Kathryn and Abigail, multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and great friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 4250 W. Poison Spider Road, Mills, Wyoming. Internment will be at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Henry’s Lake Foundation, Elks Building Fund, Elks Children’s Fund or Elks VA fund would be appreciated.