Dalton Dale Pee Wee Parrack 1919-2010 Obituary

Dalton Dale “Pee Wee” Parrack, 90, a resident of Mill Creek entered into eternal rest Thursday evening, November 4, 2010 at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. He was born Wednesday, December 3, 1919 at Mill Creek, a son of the late Ted Sterling Parrack and Bertha Yokum Parrack Hoyt. He was twice married. First, on September 23, 1952, he was married to the former Beth Lorraine Jenkins. Second, on April 6, 1982 at Beverly, he was married to the former Dottie Lou Taylor, who survives. Preceding him in death was one son, David Parrack, one daughter, Deborah Kay Parrack, one brother, Alfred Parrack, and one granddaughter, Miranda Parrack. Left to cherish Pee Wee’s memories are five children, Steve Parrack and fiancé, Leann, Valley Head, Randal Parrack and wife, Carolyn, Valley Bend, Sherril Ferrell and husband, Dwayne, Corbin, KY, Raynard Parrack and wife, Penny, Monterville, and Mark Parrack and wife, Becki, Huttonsville, three step children, Lisa Murphy and husband, Tim, Willard Herron and wife, Kandi, and Dawn Taylor and husband, Kenny, fifteen grandchildren, Jason, Stevie, Rodney, Davey, Eric, Randy, Shasta, Stephanie, Laura, Buddy, Brandy, Chris, Dawna, R.J. and Marky, six step grandchildren, Robert, Chad, Chris, Samantha, Matt, and Michelle, many great grandchildren, and his best friends, his dog, Buddy, and his cats, Tuffy and Tiger. He had attended Tygart Valley High School, where, in 1936, he became the quarterback of Tygart Valley High School’s first football team, and he also set the single game scoring record with 58 points while playing basketball for Tygart Valley High School. In 1942, he turned down an offer to play for the Cincinnati Reds opting instead to join the United States Army where he served in the 283rd Combat Engineers at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Pee Wee had worked at Huttonsville Correctional Center, for the Randolph County Board of Education, but he spent most of his working career as a self-employed carpenter. In 1971, he and Melvin Scott started Tygart Valley’s first Little League where he coached for many years, and in 1997, Pee Wee was inducted into the Randolph County Sports Hall of Fame for basketball, football, and baseball. He also amazed a crowd on hand to watch him play at age 83 in the Tygart Valley Alumni basketball game. In May of this year, he was honored for being the oldest man in Mill Creek. This beloved father, grandfather, and friend touched the lives of everyone he met, started off every conversation with a joke, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm Monday, November 8, 2010 at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Frank Stanley and Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating. Interment will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery in Mill Creek, WV where members of the H.W. Daniels Post #29, American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post #3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military honors. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Miranda Nicole Parrack Trust Fund, c/o Citizens Bank of West Virginia, P.O. Box 1519, Elkins, WV 26241.

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