William “Bill” Parmenter, 48 of Kent, Iowa passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 in Adams County, Iowa. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family via Bill’s Tribute Fund established at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
William Joseph Parmenter was born to James and Kathy (Lamb) Parmenter on April 19, 1973 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. William was raised and attended school in both Murray and Creston public schools. In 1986, Bill and his family moved to Big Bear, California and Bill worked at Big Bear Lodge. Bill was united in marriage to Misty Perry in October, 1992 in Thayer, Iowa. Three children were born to this union: Cody, Anthony and Zoe. The couple later divorced. In 1993, the family returned to Iowa and lived in the Clearfield, Iowa area. While in Clearfield, Bill worked for Taylor County, driving a dump truck on the Bridge Crew. Bill lived several years in Diagonal, Iowa and Arizona for 5 years. Bill has worked as a Carpenter and as a Feed Mill Operator at the Afton Coop. He delivered newspapers for the Creston News Advertiser and as a Maintenance person. During the Iowa harvest season, Bill helped at Wooster Farms driving a semi-truck. Most recently, he was driving a semi for Jack Brandon Salvage in Lenox, Iowa. William was a hard worker and was never idle. Bill was very mechanically inclined and loved to work on any kind of motor. He also enjoyed playing the Guitar when time allowed. On September 28, 2019, after a 15-year courtship, Bill married Ashley Wolf in Kent, Iowa and Bill became a father to Ashley’s daughter, Alexzandria Gilbert.
Preceding Bill in death were his maternal and paternal grandparents; his brother, Jaime Parmenter and Father-in-law, Mike Wolf.
William is survived by his wife, Ashley of Kent, Iowa; children: Cody Parmenter (significant other, Trisha Cole), Anthony Parmenter, Zoe Parmenter and Alexzandria Gilbert, all of Creston, Iowa; 1 granddaughter, Kaitlynn Parmenter and a grandchild on the way; his parents, Jim and Kathy Parmenter of Creston, Iowa; mother-in-law, Ruthann (Donald) Cross of Creston, Iowa; brother, Shawn (Patricia) Parmenter of Creston, Iowa; sister, Kim Parmenter of Marysville, Kansas; 3 brothers-in-law: Andy Cross, Anthony Cross and Adam Cross; sister-in-law, Misty Cross, all of Creston, Iowa; 6 nephews, 9 nieces, other relatives and many friends.