Funeral services for Leland Eugene Parvin, 76, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
He was born the son of the late Arthar Elmo Parvin and Lelia Fern Bales Parvin, on January 18, 1939 in Thomasville, Missouri and died August 23, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.
He was united in marriage in 1960 in Oakland, California to Wilma Sue Clements.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Sue Clements Parvin, of the home, Mountain View, Missouri; three children, Lisa Seitz and husband David, Wonder Lake, Illinois; LaDonna Brentsen and husband Lane, McHenry, Illinois, and Lee Parvin, Mountain View, Missouri; two brothers, Franklin Elmo Parvin and wife Alva, Hayden Lake, Idaho and Richard Dewey Parvin, Hanford, California; six grandchildren, Christie Dentro Braun and husband Garrett, Lake In The Hills, Illinois; Nicholas Dentro, Wonder Lake, Illinois; Ian David Seitz, Wonder Lake, Illinois; Chantel Bentsen, Denver, Colorado; Rachelle Bentsen, McHenry, Illinois; Kylee Bentsen, McHenry, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Olivia Braun, Lake In The Hills, Illinois; Tegar Braun, Lake In The Hills, Illinois, and Donnie Dentro, Wonder Lake, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthar Elmo Parvin and Lelia Fern Bales Parvin; one grandson, Lukas Lane Bentsen; his paternal grandparents, F.A. (Poochie) Parvin and Betty Mattox Parvin, and his maternal grandparents, Frank Posie Bales and Mabel Jolliff Bales.
He graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, California, then entered the Army in 1956, spending twenty-seven months in Germany. After coming home, married his loving wife of fifty-five years, Wilma Sue Clements Parvin. After eight years in Oakland he transferred from Shand and Jurs to Illinois. He was a foreman for Percision Twist Drill in Crystal Lake, Illinois, then ten years at Wells Manufacturing, as a supervisor for Dur-A-Bar in Woodstock, Illinois, and then retiring to Missouri a few miles from his birthplace in Thomasville, Missouri. He built a house and raised cattle and hay. He also worked for Smith Flooring for eleven years before retiring due to health problems. He was a loyal patriotic American. He was a mason since 1963, serving as a Master Mason in 1976. He was a Royal Arch Mason and Shriner.
He was a quiet, strong, gentle man, loved and respected by those who knew him. He became a Christian and was baptised many years ago. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, who walked with him through the valley of the shadow of death. Life will not be the same for those he left behind.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
Burial will be inGreenlawn Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.