Charles B. Parkhill III
Charles Breckenridge Parkhill III, 90, of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
Charlie was born in Tampa, Fla., on May 13, 1922. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he became a member of ATO fraternity. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a past member of the Retired Officers Association and the English-Speaking Union in Pinehurst.
Patsy Harris and Charlie were married on May 29, 1953, in Dallas. Patsy was the love of his life, and their three daughters have been witness to their truly committed love and dedication to one another.
In 1987, Charlie retired from South African Marine Corporation, where he was president and CEO of a steamship company in New York City. Upon retirement he and Patsy moved to Pinehurst, where they resided for the past 25 years. In earlier years, Patsy and Charlie enjoyed golfing together, and Charlie was a member of the hunting club.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Patsy Anne Harris Parkhill, and their three daughters and two sons-in law. Perry and Brian Montgomery reside in Cornelius, Cathy and Jon Scheumann reside in Peachtree City, Ga. Laurie Ecker resides in Chapel Hill. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Chris Primm, of New London, Conn., and Matt Primm of Wilmington, Carl, Alex and Molly Scheumann, of Peachtree City, Ga., Terra Ecker, of Chapel Hill, and Pvt. Breck Ecker, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Army base. In addition, he is survived by one great-granddaughter Madelin Primm, of Wilmington.
Charlie’s daughters will miss their father’s favorite saying, “Love ya, doll,” which concluded every phone conversation. Devoted wife Patsy will miss hearing Charlie’s whistling around the house and playing cards and dominoes each night at the kitchen table or outside on their deck watching golfers. Charlie was dearly loved by his wife and daughters.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at The Village Chapel where both Patsy and Charlie are members. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity, hospice or The Village Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneral home.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.