Robert "Paul" Parkhurst, age 51 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, after losing his battle with brain cancer at home with his family at his side.
Paul was born October 12, 1960, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Bobbie and Patricia Parkhurst.
Paul was a 1979 graduate of Linn High School and a 1980 graduate of Linn State Technical College with a degree in Auto Body Repair.
On June 19, 1982, Paul was united in marriage to Annabel Dudenhoeffer, who survives at the home.
Paul was a mechanic for Rudroff Bus Company in Linn and owned and operated Dirt Master Carpet Cleaning.
He was a member of the Linn Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and St. George Catholic Church.
Paul loved spending time with his family, working around the house and at his shop, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs, camping, and going to "chicken day" at Annie's Station in Loose Creek with Joe and the gang from the bus lot.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by: two sons, Ryan and Aaron Parkhurst of the home; two brothers, Michael and his wife Bridget Parkhurst of Linn, and Steve and his wife Amanda Parkhurst of Chesterfield, Virginia; two sisters, Brenda and her husband Keith Strope of Morrison, and Bobbie Jo and her husband Matt Lewis of Rolla; 13 nieces and nephews, Anastasia Sanner, Jason Strope, Amanda Ryan, Wesley Strope, Emily Strope, Sara Crowe, Heather Lawson, Candice, Collette, Ashley, Emma and Olivia Parkhurst, and McKenzie Lewis; 13 great nieces and nephews; his father-in-law, Francis Dudenhoeffer, Sr.; nine brother-in-laws, ten sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, his friends and coworkers.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by: two nieces, one nephew, one great nephew and his mother-in-law, Martha Dudenhoeffer.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the "Educational Fund" for Aaron Parkhurst, c/o Legends Bank, PO Box 888, Linn, MO 65051.