Husband of Louise Grace Alford Parker, AAFA #0177




Source unknown, but probably:


Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—_____ October 2001


            Charles William Ekin, 84, of Sun City Center [Hillsborough Co.], Fla., died Friday, October 5, 2001 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lake Park, Ga. He was born on December 11, 1916 into the Catonsville, Maryland home of John J. and Estelle Huntley Ekin, the youngest of four sons, Bill attended school in Baltimore, graduating from Boy’s Latin High School and going on to Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and then to the University of Georgia at Athens. He returned to Baltimore and began work on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad like his father before him. Married to Mary Boone in 1940, Bill’s railroad career took his family from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Staten Island, NY. Retiring in 1976, Bill and Mary moved first to Cape Coral and then to Sun City Center, Florida in 1983. In retirement Bill was an avid gardener. He enjoyed growing roses and sharing the beautiful bounty of his garden with neighbors and friends. After Mary’s death in 1986, Bill met Louise Alford Parker and they were married in Hawaii in 1988. They made their home in Sun City Center, where they enjoyed gardening, travel, music, reading and ushering at the Tampa Performing Arts Center.

            A memorial service in honor of Bill Ekin was held on Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in Sun City Center in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza... Bill Ekin will be remembered for his gracious, outgoing personality and keen sense of humor.

            Survivors include his wife, Louise Alford Parker Ekin; daughters, Sheriden Huntley Clem of Portsmouth, VA, and Michael Boone Pearson of Martinez, GA, one stepdaughter, Carol Bergman of Oviedo, Fla., two stepsons, Knox Parker of Havana, Fla, Clint Parker of Tarpon Springs, Fla., grandchildren, Michael Christopher Clem, Catherine Clem Gillerlain, Carrie Christian Mentel, Jennifer Boone Pearson; great-grandchildren, Dylan McLeod Mentel and Victoria Anne Gillerlain.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death, probably because he worked for the railroad.

            His wife’s Alford lineage: Louise Grace 1924 GA1, William Leorus 1863 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4.