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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Dan Keith Parkin

July 17, 1956February 10, 2020

Daniel Keith Parkin, born on July 17, 1956 in Belleville Illinois, went home to be with The Lord after losing his hard fought battle with cancer on Monday, February 10th. Preceded in death by his loving mother and father, Keith & Iona Parkin. He leaves behind his wife, Michelle, daughter Danielle Doemel and husband Jonathan and son Jaxon, his son Andrew, his sisters Kathleen McMahon and husband Mike (South Carolina), Diana Beard and husband Ed (Kyle, TX), Linda Mallard and husband Steve (San Antonio) and many nieces and nephews who all adored him. Dan was a long time resident of San Antonio and moved his family to Boerne 14 years ago. He was one of the founding partners of the San Antonio based company SMG, maintaining commercial air conditioning systems for many of the largest companies in central and south Texas. During his 35+ year career Dan was known to be one of the best chiller mechanics in south Texas. Prior to going into business with his partners, he worked for Timberlake Mechanical, O’Toole Mechanical, and Honeywell. Dan will be greatly missed for his sense of humor, ability to fix anything and everything. He was a loyal friend to many who loved him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a highly respected entrepreneur in the business world and valued by many in every circle of life. He loved his country, was a patriot, wonderful provider for his family, and a risk taker. Dan was a lover of life who grew up fishing on the Texas gulf coast with his lifelong friends and later his partners, who used to call him Captain Dan, who loved all and adored him. At a young age, he took interest in mechanics and became instrumental in maintaining all his friends and families vehicles. Dan was one of those rare people in life that there was absolutely nothing that anybody could say that they did not like about him. There was nobody he knew that did not respect him. He will be greatly missed and always hold a place in the hearts of his family and friends who loved him so much. Visitation is from 6-8 pm on Friday February 21st at Sunset Funeral Home 1701 Austin Hwy in San Antonio. Memorial services will be held at Oak Hills Presbyterian church (the church he grew up in) 6739 Callaghan in San Antonio at 12 pm on Saturday the 22nd of February. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Services

21 February

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunset Funeral Home

Life Celebration Room A

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218

22 February

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oakhills Presbyterian Church

6739 Callaghan Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78229

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Eric Nesloney

February 19, 2020

Been friends with Dan since the 80's always a great guy to hang out, fish or do whatever with. He was a real friend, any time i talked to him it was just like the last time. Hot rods, boats, bikes it was all of interest to him and myself. Great guy, great friend, the very best of people. You will be missed dearly by many. Godspeed and I hope to see you again someday, my friend.

Ed Payne

February 16, 2020

I just heard of Danny's passing. Danny and I were friends back in the old neighborhood. We also worked together at the Fina station on Evers road where Auggie Myers would stop in before his radio show at KMAC. I haven't seen Danny since his 20s, but he was one of those friends who was there for countless unforgettable moments, American Graffiti moments getting home Saturday morning from driving around to all the drag races on Friday night. Though I haven't seen him in over 40 years I feel a loss. Danny was a good friend and a great guy, and I miss him. He will always be that skinny kid from the neighborhood to me. I'm comforted by the memories that thankfully live on...
Peace...

Michael Massengale

February 15, 2020

Dan and I became friends when he was working for O'Toole Mech. We started fishing together in Rockport and had many good fishing trips. We'd go out at dawn and come back in at dusk and it didn't matter whether or not we caught fish. Just as long as we were on the water. We worked on jobs together concerning pumps and chillers. He was always respectfull and very knowledgable. No one can ask for a better friend then Dan. I miss him already and he will never be forgotten. One day hope to see you on the water again. Rest in peace dear friend.

John Lawler

February 15, 2020

I met Danny in first grade at Sunset Hills Elementary School. I can still see his little redheaded freckled face sitting in the back of the room.... Danny was shy and quite until one day our teacher ask if anyone had a family member they were proud of. Danny was the first one to speak up telling us all how proud he was of his WWII veteran grandfather. Danny being a muscle car and motorcycle guy fit right in with our little group. Almost every time you drove by his house he was out wrenching on that GTO with his father. Reflecting back on the great times Danny, John Ross and I shared a house in the 70's we never had a cross word. Just a good respectful man.

John Ross

February 15, 2020

Danny was a great friend and a roommate back in the day. We worked on cars together, watched football, hunted doves, fished and had a great time. He loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone who’s lives he touched.

Scott Pope

February 15, 2020

Danny and I were very close friends and shared a house together in the late 70’s. Danny was raised properly, and understood the difference between right and wrong from a very early age, and applied this to his life. He was respectful, mild mannered and always reliable. Unlike me and others around him, Danny never did anything which created cause for regret in later years. The world is a worse place without him, and he will be sorely missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY