October 4th, 1929 - December 24th, 2018
On Monday, December 24, 2018, Richard J. Parkison, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 89.
Dick was born in Shawnee, KS, on Oct. 4, 1929. He later moved to Fairfield, CA as a teenager. After High School he served his Country in the Navy Reserves. Always an entrepreneur, he began doing hair and eventually opened his own business, RJ's Beauty Salon, which he ran successfully for many years on the Miracle Mile in Stockton. Later he would own Aaron's Beauty Care Supply.
Dick, not one to sit idle, enjoyed hunting in his early years. Later he liked to spend time on his "Acres", land he owned in Oregon. He was always busy--and worked hard building his home and barn, while tending to his walnut grove, with help from friends and family. The barn was a creative space for him where he worked on rebuilding classic cars to show. His love of work, working with his hands in particular, was nurtured by a connection to Native American Culture. He believed in their principles and tried to "live right". Dick is preceded in death by his son Clifford and grandson, Josh. He is survived by his wife
Rachel, daughter Deborah, and grandsons Rick, William and Alex.
A memorial service will be held for Richard on Thursday, January 10th, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located at 14165 N. Beckman Road, Lodi CA, 95240.
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Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Parkison family.