Our daddy was a man who loved his family and worked hard to provide for us. He instilled love, strength, to respect those who respect you, always take pride in yourself and give 100 percent in all you do. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Memorial services were held Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Wilson Brothers Funeral Home in Carbon Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Cambell Parkhurst and Gladys Lee Parkhurst; and sister, Barbara McFarland.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Pat Parkhurst, with whom he walked through the sands of life; two sons, Kenneth Dale Parkhurst Jr. and Shane Parkhurst; eight daughters, Karen Cabral (Kevin), Trisha Parkhurst, Terri Parkhurst, Cheryl Cook (Terry Owen), Tina Parkhurst, Amy Parkhurst, Ayreianna Parkhurst and Shayla Colburn (Chris); 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Parkhurst (Shirley), James Parkhurst and Ronald Parkhurst; five sisters, Joyce Parkhurst, Sandra Curtis, Joann Kirk, Beverly Parkhurst and Dawn Parkhurst; special nephew, Michael Lawrence and his wife, Patricia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Wilson Brothers Funeral Home, Carbon Hill; 205-924-4147