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Rickey C. Parkerson

Rickey C. Parkerson Rickey C. Parkerson, age 64, of Alta Vista, died Monday April 2, 2018 at his home in Alta Vista.

He was born on April 24, 1953 in Fort Riley, Kansas, the son of Wesley and Frances (Slagle) Parkerson. He grew up in many different areas. His family lived in the Dallas, Texas area and he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of 1971.

Rickey joined the United States Air Force. He served for over 20 years until he retired. During his service time in the Air Force he worked as an avionics technician and repaired the electrical parts of the planes for the Air Force.

In Alta Vista he served as a councilman, and he was a member of the American Legion in Winfield, Kansas. Growing up in the Dallas area, he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters: Pamela K. Parkerson and Connie Sue Parkerson.

On June 25, 1993 in Dwight, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Karma McFall. She survives at their home in Alta Vista.

Rickey is also survived by his daughter, April Parkerson and his daughter, Teaha Chestnut.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. The family would like everyone to know the gathering is a dress casual and comfortable time in memory of Rickey.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial funds to the Disabled Veterans of America. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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