William Murdock Parkinson, 67, passed away peacefully at home in Enoch on April 15, 2018. He was born December 13, 1950 in Cedar City, to Foch Arnold and Nellie Orlene Murdock Parkinson.
William graduated from Beaver High in 1969, and married his wife of 48 years on April 30, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, going on to become parents to Cody, Cole, Kallene, Troy and Robin.
William worked as a truck driver from the age of 15. He liked to be busy with his hands, doing masonry work, cutting wood, and building fences. He also enjoyed farming, rodeos, rock collecting, antiques, and yard sales, and was a man with many hats.
William is survived by his wife, LaRae Parkinson of Enoch, UT; children, Cody Parkinson of Cedar City, UT, Cole (Melinda) Parkinson of Cedar City, UT, Kallene Shroder of Cedar City, UT, Troy (Jackie) Orton of Beaver, UT, Robin (Mark) Horton of Milford, UT; 19 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, and one on the way; brother Karl Parkinson; sisters Hazel Larson and Connie Neito; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Foch and Nellie Parkinson; twin brother, Robert Murdock Parkinson; brother, Jim Parkinson; and sister, Margaret Carter.
Graveside service was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1 p.m., at the Enoch City Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. There was a viewing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Enoch West Stake Center (3575 N Minersville Hwy, Enoch, UT). Online condolences can be sent atwww.sumortuary.com.