|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2005|
Lyle R. ''Parky'' Parkhurst, 80, of 609 Pine St., died at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2005) in W.C.A. Hospital due to complications caused by cancer. He was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Pennsylvania, and raised by Stanley M. and Beulah M. Sweet Parkhurst. Prior to retirement, he operated the Jamestown division of the former Walker Creamery Products, Warren, for 19 years. It later became the Meadow Brook Dairy for which he delivered milk products all over the Jamestown area for many years. In earlier years he had been employed by the former Art Metal, Inc. During his working years, he played amateur baseball, umpired baseball and officiated basketball.
He was a member of the Levant Wesleyan Church, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, where he was recently honored or 20 years of service, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Hot Stove League, the Chautauqua County Baseball Umpires' Association, of which he served as president for many years, the Chautauqua County Softball Umpires' Association, a 50 year member of the New York State Baseball Umpires Association, a life member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and a former member of Board 39, International Association of Approved Basketball Officials of Chautauqua County.
He was one of the 10 initial inductees into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He was also a member of the Board of Directors' for the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and a loyal volunteer for the Hall of Fame for many years. This year's Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held in honor and loving memory of Lyle Parkhurst.He was also a long time volunteer for WCA Hospital, where he was a volunteer in the Radiology Department for more than 22 years, bringing his uplifting spirit to many patients and employees of the hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia ''Pat'' Wiltsie, whom he married June 16, 1972; two sons: Thomas Parkhurst of Ashville and Gregory Parkhurst of Lakewood; four grandchildren: Corey Parkhurst of Cleveland, Jessica Parkhurst of Miami, Jennifer Hall of North Carolina, and Kimberly Parkhurst of Jamestown; three great-grandchildren; a stepson, Robert Dixon of Westland, Mich.; two stepdaughters: Sally Matheson and JoAnn Weilacher, both of Westland; and four step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Iva Parkhurst. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Lake View Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Kathy Sloan
Record added: Feb 13, 2005
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