Lyle honorably completed his earthly mission and returned to his Heavenly Father on April 28, 2021. He was born on May16, 1951 to Cora Louise and Owen Parkinson. Lyle is the oldest of eight children: Lucille,Cora (Guy) Johnson, Wally(Karen) Parkinson, Renea (Steve) Baker, Lorraine (Lee) Mair, Rebecca (Chance) Bawden, Howard. Lyle was married and sealed to the love of his life Susan Gull on February 16, 1973. Together they have three wonderful children: Ben (Elaine) Parkinson, John (Tara) Parkinson, Chelsie Parkinson. He has four incredible grandchildren: Abigail, Spencer, Ethan, Mollie.
After graduating from Grantsville High School, Lyle served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in the Midwest Mission. Upon honorably returning from his mission he worked in the salt industry working for 40 years until he retired from Cargill to “live the good life after bringing home the bacon”! Lyle worked very hard to provide for his family.
Lyle was a man of service. He served as a volunteer firefighter, numerous church callings, and committees at his work. One of his pure joys was volunteering at Tooele County Children’s Justice Center as he fully believed in the work they were doing. In the halls of Middle Canyon and Sterling Elementary he was known as Grandpa P. and he loved reading with the kids. Spending time with family and being a grandpa was his top priority.
A viewing will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM with funeral services directly following at the Erda Stake Center, 1050 W Erda Way, Erda UT 84074. Graveside services will be at the Tooele City Cemetery following the funeral.
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