Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa & Great-Grandpa, Parley Roy VanSickle, 86, of Martinsburg, WV, died Friday, January 24, 2020, at his residence.
Born September 7, 1933, at Friendsville, MD, he was the son of the late, Lawrence & Flossie (Savage) VanSickle. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Wayne VanSickle & one sister, Hazel VanSickle.
Parley graduated in the last graduating class in 1952 at Friendsville High School. He attended a business college. But, starting in 1960, he became a vendor with the Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America, working as a blind stand manager for almost 60 years. His latest business was in the hospital building at NIH.
Parley is the last surviving member of his immediate family. His mother passing away January 23rd and his father passing away in January 25th, of different years, however same month.
He was always smiling and pleasant, and was well liked as a good Christian man. One of his granddaughters was quoted in saying, “the best grandpa ever”.
He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Maryann Catherine (Cowgill) VanSickle; two sons, Jonathan Roy (Marisa) VanSickle, Phoenix, AZ, Scott Kennedy, Silver Spring, MD; two daughters, Lisa Shanahan, Charles Town, WV, Carol (Marshall) Lyman, Salt Lake City, UT; twenty six grandchildren, Marshall, Megann, Richard, Justin, Rachael, Andrew, Jessica, Colin, Katelyn, Alicia, Codi, Konnor, Tiffiney, Rachele (Cami), Jonathan, Talon, Danielle (Coral), Rebecca, Birdie, Guilianna, Jim, Jr., Tammy, Jamie, Ryan, Kellie & Megan; 27 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Diane Coger, Betty Lavern and Raymond VanSickle (Wayne's children).
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Ave., Friendsville, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 12-3:00 pm. Services will immediately follow at 3 pm, with Pastor Craig Bolyard officiating. Interment will be in the Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America for Blind Merchants, 940 Parc Helene Drive, Marrero, LA 70072.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America for Blind Merchants
940 Parc Helene Drive, Marrero LA 70072