Birth: 29 January 1950 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: 10 June 1972 in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
John Henry Parkin, named for his paternal grandfather, was born to Ernest Parkin (1913-1981) and Naomi Phillips (1912-1976). He was the second son of his mothers second marriage. He had six siblings total, with two being full siblings.
As a young man he joined the army and was stationed in Germany. It was there where he died from accidently drowning in the Rhine River. Only two years earlier, he had lost his brother, William Rees Pulsipher.
Below is a copy of his obituary: