CHAPMAN - Leighton N. Parlin, 82, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his Chapman residence with his family by his side. He was born April 10, 1933 the son of John and Nellie (Noble) Parlin. Mr. Parlin founded P&D Auto Body in 1973 and ran the company for 30 years; he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was deployed in Germany. He was a member of the Presque Isle VFW Post 2599 and served as Post Commander for seven years and as State Commander for one year. He married Rita Burnett in 1954, together they had five children and enjoyed dancing at Campers Paradise in Westfield.
Surviving in addition to his wife Rita are two daughters; Debbie Bevins of Easton and Brenda Parlin of Lebanon, two sons; John Parlin of Easton and James Parlin, a sister; Dawn Fuller of Easton, eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Parlin also leaves behind many close lifelong friends. He was predeceased by a daughter Sandra Parlin Boxwell in 2011 and a brother Marvin Parlin.
Friends may visit with the family from 12:00pm until the time of services at 1:00pm at the Calvary Baptist Church Main Street Westfield Saturday, November 21, 2015 with Rev. Larry Palmer Officiating. Interment will take place Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou at 1:00pm with full Military Honors.
Arrangements are by Faye Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Presque Isle.