Alfred Parkinson III

December 18, 1935 - November 11, 2020

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Alfred Parkinson III, age 84, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from a lengthy illness, at OhioHealth in Mansfield, Ohio. He was born on December 18, 1935, in Shreveport, LA to the late Alfred and Mary (OBrien) Parkinson II.

He was employed by General Motors for 35 years and worked in the pattern shop when he retired on March 10, 1993. When in high school Alfred joined the Air National Guard at Mansfield Lahm Airport and he was in air craft maintenance for 9 years. He served overseas for one year during the Berlin Crisis in the sixties.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ellen (McKown) Parkinson; three children, Alfred Parkinson IV of Huron, Ohio; Valerie Parkinson Ripley of Huron, Ohio and Sharon Parkinson Cottrill of Bloomingburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

There will be a private funeral service for Alfred with a burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Life Point Community Church in Plymouth, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting


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Cindy VanWagner-Alt - Nov 21, 2020
Parkinson family, So sorry to hear of Al's passing. May your special memories bring you peace at this time. I am sure Danny,Ellen & Jeff send their condolences too. God Bless, Cindy
SCOTT & PATTY CHURCH - Nov 16, 2020
Dear Al, You, your Mom, Val & Sharon have our deepest sympathy. I remember feeling like family when visiting your parents home back in the day. Please know that we are praying for your family through this tough time.
Sandra S. Ewing - Nov 15, 2020
My heart is heavy with sadness for this wonderful family. My only relief is that I know Ellen has the Lord in her heart and I know Sharon, personally, who shares this feeling each day. Love from God can be a feeling of relief and gratitude and Al is resting now after a long illness.
A Neighbor - Nov 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family as well as the memory of your loved one carry you through your grief. Sending sympathy and comfort during your time of loss. Grieving is different for everyone and unique to each individual. No one is immune to the ravages of death. Still, what can we do when a close family member or friend dies. God's Word can console us all. How comforting! Job 14:14, 15 Find the comfort that the Bible provides in the following series of articles on Coping With the Loss of a Loved One:
Chad and Sarah Rowe - Nov 14, 2020
Ellen and family we are so sorry for your loss. The kids and us will miss talking to Al during the summer months. We have enjoyed being your neighbors for the past 14 years.
Jeni Shaver - Nov 13, 2020
Ellen, Val, Alfred, Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you dad. You will be in my prayers thru this extremely hard time. God Bless you all
Wayne & Ginny Robinson - Nov 13, 2020
Dear Ellen & Family- we were so sorry to hear of Alfred’s passing. God bless you.
Terri Bays Schmidt - Nov 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Alfred passing. I always enjoyed talking and waiting on him. Sending prayers for your family.
David , Amy, Summer & Sasha - Nov 13, 2020
So sorry from us all.....
Elaine Root - Nov 13, 2020
Parkinson family, I am so sorry. My prayers.